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PLOTTO 

A New Method of Plot Suggestion 
for Writers of Creative Fiction 

By 
William Wallace Cook 



Printed in the United States 
of America 



ELLIS PUBLISHING COMPANY 

BATTLE CREEK, MICHIGAN 
U. S. A. 



Copyright, 1928 

by 

William Wallace Cook 

Copyright (Canada), 1928 

hy 

William W. Cook 

All rights reserved including that of 
translation into the foreign languages, 
including the Scandinavian. 



The Soul, with its human faculties which put it in 
immediate touch with the Universe, is a Divine In- 
strument, an Aeolian Harp which is not played upon 
by the Winds of Chance but by all the Winds of Des- 
tiny that blow from the four quarters of Human 
Nature; and this Music of the Soul is a Divine 
Harmony which the Creative Imagination, alone 
of the human faculties, interprets in Creative Art. 
To this high interpretation, through fictional narrative. 



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INTRODUCTION 

THE PLOTTO METHOD. Plotto achieves creative art in fiction by a new 
Method of plot suggestion. Suggestion is based on Themes (or Masterplots) 
and Conflicts. 

THEME. Every story has a Theme, or an underlying proposition that indi- 
cates its type. The Theme may be clear-cut and distinct, or shadowy and vague; 
it is always in evidence, and differentiates one type of story from all the other 
types. Around each Theme any number of distinctly different stories may be 
written. 

A story may be constructed with, or without, a certain Theme in mind. Rarely 
perhaps does a writer begin a story with a set Theme in front of him. He may 
develop his plot from a situation, or Conflict; nevertheless, as the plot develops the 
Theme develops with it. The writer will feel the Theme and, consciously or un- 
consciously, combine his Conflicts to a certain pattern. This pattern, plain in the 
finished work, will conform to a Theme. When a story is built around a Theme, 
the Theme becomes a Masterplot. 

The Plotto Method enables the Plottoist to begin his story with a Masterplot 
and marshal his situations or Conflicts in conformity to it; or, it enables him to 
begin with a situation or Conflict and consciously to watch the particular Theme 
as the plot unfolds. 

MASTERPLOTS WITH INTERCHANGEABLE CLAUSES. Each Plotto 
Masterplot classifies in general terms and in a single terse sentence a certain type 
of story. Each Masterplot consists of three Clauses: An initial Clause defining the 
protagonist in general terms, a middle Clause initiating and carrying on the action, 
and a final Clause carrying on and terminating the action. Suggestions for ex- 
emplifying the action with concrete situations are offered by the Conflicts. 

THE CONFLICTS. Desire, in some one of its many forms, is responsible for 
the awakening of Purpose. Something from without, impinging upon something 
within, excites a feeling or an emotion, and the soul flows into Purpose, and Purpose 
into action. Then, somewhere on the path of rising action. Purpose encounters 
Obstacle. At this point, and at this point only, do we establish what writers of 
creative fiction call a situation. Purpose alone never made a situation; Obstacle 
alone never made one; but strike the flint of Obstacle with the steel of Purpose and 
sparks of situation begin to fly. 

Plotto, as a Method of plot suggestion for writers of creative fiction, is found- 
ed upon this law: Purpose, expressed or implied, opposing Obstacle, ex- 
pressed or implied, yields Conflict. 

PURPOSES AND OBSTACLES, How many Purposes are there in the world? 

Not many, although their variations are infinite. Perhaps, in the last analysis 
one General Purpose would comprehend all the Purposes: TO ACHIEVE HAP- 
PINESS. That is the end and aim of life on this planet. But happiness has a 
different meaning for most of us. There is the happiness of love and courtship, 
of married life, of achieving wealth or power by all the many methods, good or evil, 
that may be contrived by the thinking mind. Religion may be the road to happiness 



for some, and revenge the road to a doubtful happiness for others. The virtues or 
the faults of a human soul set the pattern of Purpose for that soul. 

Plotto concerns itself with but one General Purpose in its application to three 
general goals of endeavor: 

1. To Achieve Happiness in Love and Courtship. 

2. To Achieve Happiness in Married Life. 

3. To Achieve Happiness (Success) in Enterprise. 

Yet, while this one General Purpose runs through all the Conflicts, a host of 
subordinate Purposes will appear in them, opposed by an infinite number of Ob- 
stacles. 

There is one Supreme Purpose in every life: TO LIVE; and there is one Su- 
preme Obstacle each life encounters: DEATH. Complicating the scheme and 
giving zest to the plot of life are innumerable subordinate Purposes and Obstacles, 
dealing with all the enterprises of which life is capable. 

Overshadowed by the Supieme Purpose of LIFE, and the Supreme Obstacle 
of DEATH, we wage our mimic wars of conquest and gain; but, at any minute, 
the Supreme Purpose may fail, and Death come striding into our finite calculations 
and calling a truce. There is also a Paramount Purpose in all the lesser activities 
of our existence, opposed by a Paramount Obstacle; and they marshal their secon- 
dary Purposes and Obstacles to keep us "on our toes" and fighting valiantly for 
all we have, or hope to have. Blessed be Purpose! And thrice-blessed be Obsta- 
cle! 

The Conflicts in Plotto are brief statements of Purpose in active opposition with 
Obstacle — situations which are to be combined with other situations. For in- 
stance: "A, in love with B, is not favored by F-B, father of B." Here is the 
implied Purpose, "To Achieve Happiness in Love," meeting an Obstacle bluntly 
expressed. 

Purpose and Obstacle give concrete exemplification of the Theme in every 
form of fictional narrative, whether short story, novelette, or novel. 

THE SHORT STORY. Purpose and Obstacle at grips in one dramatic situ- 
ation will define the short story, since it is calculated to leave a single dominant im- 
pression upon the reader's mind. Ordinarily, this form of narrative fiction will be 
woven about a plot of the simplest construction. There will be the main situation 
as suggested by a chosen Conflict, the Conflict leading up to it and the Conflict 
carrying on and terminating the action. These three Conflicts may be reduced to 
two, if the main Conflict should in itself possess the qualities of a terminal Con- 
flict. Conflicts too long, or too involved, for short story purposes will usually be 
found to be broken Conflicts. When such a Conflict is selected for the main situa- 
tion, it '<: possible to use only that part of it which contains the most dramatic ap- 
peal. 

THE NOVELETTE. This form of narrative fiction may be considered as a 
long short story, or as a short novel. If the former, the Conflict suggesting the 
situation will be elaborated with dramatic material concerned with the Purpose 
and Obstacle. If, on the other hand, the novelette partakes of the character of 
a short novel, the Paramount Purpose and Obstacle will involve subordinate Pur- 
poses and Obstacles all cumulative in power and bearing upon the story's climax 
or crisis. Here, as everywhere, the imagination must exercise constructive judg- 
ment. 



THE NOVEL. The full-fledged novel may be considered as consisting of 
several short stories all leading up to, and intimately bound up with, the Paramount 
Purpose and Obstacle that give the complete story its unity. Construction here 
plays its most discriminating role, for the subordinate situations must grow toward 
a single, decisive crisis. The effect must be cumulative. If the main Conflict 
shall involve the crisis — and it should — all the subordinate situations dealing with 
the Theme will be so selected as to grow naturally in dramatic strength toward the 
climax. Here no rules of construction will take the place of taste and discrimina- 
tion. The constructive imagination, properly exercised, will deal capably with 
the situations, and the creative imagination will work a miracle of dramaturgic 
power. 

ORIGINALITY. The Conflicts all come from the vast storehouse of Human 
Nature. They are there, millions upon millions of them, waiting for the imagina- 
tion to select them and groUp them in an original combination. For there is "noth- 
ing new under the sun." Originality in creative work comes from our own in- 
dividual use of the tools so bountifully provided by the Divine Creator. All that 
is possible to a mortal craftsman is the combining of old material into something 
new and different. 

Originality is the ideal of the Plotto Method; and it is realized by disregarding 
the references prefixed and affixed to the Conflicts and (or) interpreting the Specific 
as well as the General, Conflicts in terms of the Plottoist's own experience. Noth- 
ing in the Specific Conflicts will be used literally, but the concrete exemplification 
in such Conflicts will serve as a suggestion, lending wings to the creative imagina- 
tion for its own high flight. 

For orginal combinations of Conflicts the Classification by Symbols will be 
found a treasure-trove of suggestions. If the main Conflict selected is built around 
A, or B, alone, the A or B group should be scanned; if around A and B alone, the 
A and B group will yield suggestions, or the A or B group may be found to serve; 
or, if several characters are involved in the main Conflict, reference may be had to 
that particular group of symbols. If a certain group of symbols proves too limited, 
drop one of the lesser character symbols and consult the group represented by those 
remaining. This course may be followed, in the search for original combinations, 
until only the protagonist remains in the situation. Somewhere along the line of 
search the imagination is certain to find exactly what it is looking for. 

CONFLICT GROUPS AND SUB-GROUPS. The Conflicts in Plotto are 
classified in three main groups: 

1. Conflicts in Love and Courtship. 

2. Conflicts in Married Life. 

3. Conflicts in Enterprise. 

The Conflicts in Love and Courtship are re-grouped as follows: 

Conflicts in Love's Beginnings. 

Conflicts in Love's Misadventures. 

Conflicts of the Marriage Proposal. 

Conflicts in Love's Rejection. 

Conflicts of Marriage. 

All the sub-groups are classified, for convenience of reference, under the middle. 
or "B," Clauses of the Masterplots; and these form the only subdivisions of the 



main group, "Married Life." Conflicts of the third group. "Enterprise." fall into 
the following general classifications: 

Conflicts in Misfortune. 

Conflicts in Mistaken Judgment. 

Conflicts in Helpfulness. 

Conflicts in Deliverance. 

Conflicts in Idealism. 

Conflicts in Obligation. 

Conflicts in Necessity. 

Conflicts in Chance. 

Conflicts in Personal Limitations. 

Conflicts in Simulation. 

Conflicts in Craftiness. 

Conflicts in Transgression. 

Conflicts in Revenge. 

Conflicts in Mystery. 

Conflicts in Revelation. 

Inasmuch as dramatic situations are a product of the emotions, and the emo- 
tions, by reason of their complexity, have defied a hard and fast classification, it 
follows naturally that the Conflicts themselves will defy a rigid classification. The 
groupings noted above are more or less arbitrary, yet they will be bound to serve. 
Some Conflicts in Misfortune might easily fall into the sub-groups, Mistaken Judg- 
ment, Simulation, etc., and Conflicts in other sub-groups might logically be re- 
classified. Nevertheless, the classification in each case will exemplify in the Con- 
flict the particular sub-group in which it has been placed. 

MECHANICAL STRUCTURE. There is, of course, a mechanical structure 
underlying every properly constructed story. There are some very intelligent 
people who believe in the "divine afflatus" as something apart from hard, consistent, 
carefully calculated effort. Overlooking the old adage that "Genius is an infinite 
capacity for taking pains," these wise ones will have their back-handed slap at 
anything mechanical in its application to Art. 

It remains, however, that a good story must have a carefully developed plot for 
its framework; and the plot in itself, is purely mechanical. It is the logical devising 
of means to an end, a motivating of all the parts into a harmonious whole. A plot 
may be simple, or it may be complex, but an interesting story without some sort 
of plot is inconceivable. This machinery must not creak or complain as the story 
advances. A discriminating imagination must oil it so well with logic and plausi- 
bility that the god in the machine shall not be ruffled by the turning wheels. Plausi- 
bility is attained when fine discrimination, true judgment and a facility with words 
so cover the necessary mechanism that it does not intrude at any point upon the 
completed work. And therein lies the art of the story teller. Plotto, at least, 
holds this to be true; and, as a corollary of the position thus taken, exalts the im- 
agination as the greatest force in the world. 

IMAGINATION. If a story is a skeleton structure of plot, overlaid with a 
felicity of thought and phrase that may be called the flesh, then the pulsing heart 
of the creation, the one factor that gives it life and beauty, is the imagination. But 
this imagination must be rightly controlled. 

The demands of fictional narrative would seem to predicate an imagination of 
three types: Mediocre, Constructive and Creative. A mind positively brilliant 
in its mastery of scientific research, or of the pursuit of trade, might be hopless in 



meeting the demands of fictional narrative. Nevertheless, Plotto believes sincerely 
that a desire to write successful fiction is predicated upon the ability to write 
successful fiction; and that, given the technical requirements of experience and a 
fair education, not often will the mediocre imagination be found hopeless. In- 
tensive training should develop constructive power; and it is but a step, in the in- 
terpretation of suggestion, from the constructive to the creative. Originality is 
the soul of creative art, and originality is nothing more than the interpretation of 
suggestion in terms of individual experience. 

Each life is the sum of many experiences, and character indicates the reaction 
of those experiences upon the soul. In other words, life is a combination of situa- 
tions, or Conflicts, with a spiritual signification drawn from the Conflicts them- 
selves. So a story plot, which holds the mirror up to life, is a combination of Con- 
flicts, selected to the pattern of a single Theme, or Masterplot. Life, with 
its multitude of experiences, is general; the imagination, dealing with a cross-section 
of life, makes the story plot particular. And imagination does this through the 
interpretation of suggestion. 

SUGGESTION. The ideal of the Plotto Method, as stated elsewhere, is the 
interpretation of Conflict suggestions in terms of individual experience. Some of 
the Conflicts are General. Thus, Conflict No. 31 reads: "B. rescued from an 
accident by A, whom she does not know, falls in love with him." The nature of 
the accident, and the character of B and of A, are circumstances left to the con- 
structive imagination. In dealing with these circumstances, references to other 
Conflicts, prefixed and affixed to this general suggestion, will offer further sugges- 
tions for inventing the circumstances. 

Many of the Conflicts are Specific. Thus, to quote Conflict No. 647: "B, a 
respectable working girl seeking employment, follows the advice of a supposed 
friend. A-5, and finds herself in an immoral dance hall where she is compelled to 
dance with patrons and serve drinks." References to other Conflicts will suggest 
the cause of B's necessity for seeking employment, and other references will suggest 
a finale for B's unhappy plight. The constructive imagination might use Conflict 
No. 647 literally, but Plotto would not approve of such literal use. The ideal 
method is for the imagination to use the dance hall merely as a suggestion for some- 
thing equally pertinent to the situation; in other words, use the concrete example 
in interpreting an equivalent for this specific suggestion as to B's misfortune. 
Herein lies the opportunity for originality, and the way to creative work. 

DEVELOPING THE PLOT FROM A MASTERPLOT. For purposes of illus- 
tration, we will select a Masterplot from the Masterplot Chart and build up a 
short story plot in tabloid form. 

All A Person Swayed by Pretense, 

B 11 (49) Assuming a fictitious character when embarking upon a certain 
enterprise, 

C 2 Emerges happily from a serious entanglement. 

The B Clause "originates and carries on the action." Prefixed to this B Clause 
in parentheses is the number, (49). On the back of the Masterplot Chart, we find 
that No. (49) refers us to a sub-group of Conflicts beginning with Conflict No. 1173, 
this particular B Clause serving as a title for the sub-group: 

1173 

(2b. c, d, e, g, h) (1187; 2f) 

A, a pretender, encounters B, who is also a pretender * A and B are pretenders, 



yet neither knov/s the other is not what he or she seems to be ** (773; 772 ch A to 
B & A-4 to A) (806 ch B-4 to B) (1462) 

The reference numbers prefixed to this Conflict offer lead-up suggestions. 
Numbers 1187 and 2f form a complementary suggestion, or a combination of two 
Conflicts appropriate to the main situation. 

1187. A is a poor clerk who, with a limited capital, dons a dress suit and takes 
a "fling" in high society. 

2f *.**. B, poor and humble but pretending to be wealthy and aristocratic, meets 
rich and influential A, and they fall in love. 

Thus we have our two pretenders, neither knowing that the other is not what 
he or she seems to be. No. 2f has a carry-on suggestion: 

1461a. B fights a hard battle with her conscience; she finds it a losing battle 
and makes an important revelation in order that she may achieve peace of mind. 

A and not B is the protagonist of 1461a, but we manipulate the Conflict by 
changing A to B. This Conflict has a reference, No. 358 **.***; 
358 **-***. A, in order to win B, is compelled to confess his true rank and station. 

We can now eliminate our main suggestion. Conflict 1173, so that our tabloid 
plot will reaa: 

2f *.**, B^ poor and humble but pretending to be wealthy and aristocratic, meets 
rich and influential A, and they fall in love. 

1187. A is a poor clerk who, with a limited capital, dons a dress suit and takes a 
"fling" in high society. 

1461a. B fights a hard battle with her conscience; she finds it a losing battle, and 
makes an important revelation in order that she may achieve peace of mind. 
358 **-***. A, in order to win B, is compelled to confess his true rank and station. 

We have manipiilated the combination Conflict by allowing 2f *-** to precede 
1187; and if we keep the reader in ignorance of the fact that A and B are pretenders 
and allow the revelation to come at the end of the story, we shall achieve a double 
surprise and find ourselves with the plot of O. Henry's story, "Transients in Ar- 
cadia." Yet any number of stories, true to the Masterplot, may be built around 
these suggestions. 

By changing the first two situations and selecting different Conflicts, the plot 
will develop along criminal lines: 

2h. B, a criminal, assumes an alias and makes use of stolen funds in evading the 
the law * B, a criminal in disguise, meets A, and they fall in love ** 
Ic. A, a crook, pretends to be an honest man in order to forward his love affair 
with B. 

Or, we could make our plot more dramatic by having the second situation read: 
3a. A is a judge, and B is a fugitive from justice posing as a woman of wealth and 
fashion * A, a judge, falls in love with B, a criminal ** 

This might be followed with: 
1292. B seeks happiness as a reform.ed transgressor * B, seeking happiness as a 
reformed transgressor, has her old transgression discovered ** 

727. A, a judge presiding at a murder trial, finds himself unexpectedly confronted 
with a circumstance that makes his work a torture to his soul. 



These changes in the plot would make necessary a change in the C clause of 
the Masterplot: 

C (1). Pays a grim penalty in an unfortunate undertaking. 

CONFLICT MANIPULATIONS. Characters in the Plotto Conflicts are 
represented by symbols (see "The Plotto Character Symbols," page 17). These 
symbols may be readily changed or transposed, as an aid in manipulating the Con- 
flict suggestions. Thus, "261 ch A-3 to A," indicates that A-3 in the Conflict is 
to be changed to A; and, "57Sb tr B & B-3," indicates a transposition in which 
B-3 takes the place of B and B of B-3. 

The character symbols are changed, or transposed, in the auxiliary Conflicts 
to agree with the character symbols of the Conflict whose ramifications are being 
studied. 

In many instances the Conflicts are "broken" — that is, divided into two or 
more parts. The end of the first part is marked with a star (*), of the second part, 
with a double star (**), of the third part with a triple star (***), etc. Thus,"-*" 
indicates that the Conflict is to be used up to the first star; "*.**" indicates that 
the first part of the Conflict is not to be used, but only that part between the first 
star and the double star; ".**" indicates that all of the Conflict is to be used up 
to the double star, etc. 

DEVELOPING THE PLOT FROM A SELECTED SITUATION. The 

most practical way to illustrate the Plotto Method of developing a plot from a 
single situation, or Conflict, will be to select a Conflict and follow the Method 
through, step by step. For this purpose, the first Conflict, la, may be used: 

1 

(a) (112) (117) (148) (656) 

A, poor, is in love with wealthy and aristocratic B * A, poor, in love with wealthy 

B, pretends to be a man of wealth ** (209) (187) 

The simplest combination will consist of three Conflicts — the Conflict selected 
as the working basis for the plot, the one Conflict leading up to it, and the third 
Conflict terminating the action, both auxiliary Conflicts taken from the references 
prefixed and affixed to the main, or basic, situation. For example, as a lead-up 
Conflict No. 112 may be used, followed by la, and this in turn followed by No. 209. 

It develops, however, that the second part of the broken Conflict, la, may be 
eliminated; and that, with this elimination, la -* may logically precede Conflict 112, 
giving the three-Conflict plot as follows: 

la -*. A, POOR, IS IN LOVE WITH WEALTHY AND ARISTOCRATIC B. 
112. A loves B; and B's father, F-B, promises him B's hand in marriage if he will 
successfully carry out an enterprise of great difficulty and danger. 
209. A carries out successfully a very difficult enterprise when promised the hand 
of B in marriage by F-B, father of B * A, discovering secretly that B loves a rival, 
A-3, refuses to hold B to a promise of marriage made by her father, F-B ** 

Nobility of character on the part of A is suggested by this heroic renunciation. 
The character of B, of F-B and of A-3, as well as the "enterprise of great difficulty 
and danger," may be left to the creative imagination. 

Again using Conflict la for our main suggestion, we might begin with Conflict 
656 for a lead-up: 



656 

(751) (961) (1000) (1079) 

A's ancestral acres have been heavily mortgaged and he is about to lose the prop- 
erty * A, by hook or crook, seeks to save his mortgaged paternal acres from fore- 
closure ** (500) (860) (874) (1029) 

Reaching backward into the causes of A's unfortunate condition, we will select 
lead-up sugge.stion No. 1079. Many other Conflicts in Personal Limitations, 
Misfortune, or. some of the other groups would serve us equally well, or better; 
but we will content ourselves with 

1079 
(127a) (656) 

A's character weakness is betting; * and he seems unable to conquer the failing 
although he invariably suffers loss ** (367a) (524a) (902) 

Here we have a suggestion as to the character weakness which caused A to 
squander his fortune and mortgage his ancestral estates. We shall assume now 
that none of the references prefixed or affixed to 1079 appeals to our imagination, 
so we shall proceed on our own initiative — a course which Plotto earnestly recom- 
mends to the Plottoist in the working out of every plot. A further study of i.'er- 
sonal Limitations suggests 

1075 
(a) (850b) (902) 

A, struggling hopelessly against a character weakness, forms a platonic friendship 
for B (838 ch A to B & A-2 to A) (850a, b) (364d) (1075b) 

Thus we have A, struggling hopelessly against a character weakness that has 
wrecked him financially, forming a platonic friendship for B. If we consider it 
expedient to bring about a dramatic first meeting of A with B, the Conflicts are 
brimming with such suggestions. But we will not go into that in this skeleton 
plot, our object being to simplify the references as much as possible. Conflict 
1075b, a reference appended to 1075a, offers this suggestion as to B's influence 
over A: "A's admiration for his friend B, and his desire to please her, inspires him 
to bring out the best in his nature." Also appended to 1075a is a reference to 
Conflict 364d, which seems quite apropos at this point: 

364 

(d) (850a, b) (1075a, b) 

A, with the help of B, overcomes an ignoble weakness * A's gratitude to B blossoms 
into love; and, when A is sure he has rehabilitated his character, he proposes mar- 
riage to B and is accepted ** (826) (828) 

This Conflict may be called a terminal Conflict, in the sense that it brings our 
love story plot to marriage, the finale of most such plots. But we are not ready, 
as yet, to close the action, inasmuch as we are merely leading up to the main situa- 
tion, la; so we shall use only the first part of this broken Conflict: "A, with the 
help of B, overcomes an ignoble weakness." 

At last we have the female protagonist, B, firmly fixed in the plot, and we need 
not go back further into the lead-ups. 

1079. A's character weakness is betting, and he seems unable to conquer the 
failing although he invariably suffers loss. 

656. A's ancestral estates have been heavily mortgaged and he is about to lose 
the property * A, by hook or crook, seeks to save his paternal acres from fore- 
closure ** 



1075a. A, struggling hopelessly against a character weakness, forms a platonic 

friendship for B. 

1075b. A's admiration for his friend B, and his desire to please her, inspires him 

to bring out the best in his nature. 

364d -*. A, with the help of B, overcomes an ignoble weakness. 

la. A. POOR. IS IN LOVE WITH WEALTHY AND ARISTOCRATIC B * A. 

POOR. IN LOVE WITH WEALTHY B. PRETENDS TO BE A MAN OF 

WEALTH ** 

From this, it is manifest that A's platonic association with B has gone the way 
of most platonic associations (see Conflicts 9a, b, c). and his gratitude has blos- 
somed into love. A, by inference, is so deeply in love with B that the best in his 
nature is. for the time, eclipsed by his desire to win B. He resorts to simulation 
in forwarding his suit — thinking less of saving his ancestral acres by a wealthy 
marriage than he is of his own future happiness. Conflict la has a reference to 
Conflict 187 for carrying on the action: 

187 

(145) (956-*) (1105) (1119) 

A, in love with B and wishing to propose marriage, finds it impossible because B 
is so busy he can never find her alone. He seeks to make an opportunity by strat- 
agem. (163; 91) (352a) 

We will discard this suggestion, for the reason that it will plunge A deeper into 
the questionable methods into which his ardor has already lured him. He is pre- 
tending to be a man of wealth when he is almost a bankrupt; but he has overcome 
his passion for gambling, thanks to B's influence, and he is ready to husband his 
remaining resources and save what he can from the wreck of his material fortunes. 
A carry-on suggestion appended to Conflict 187 is a two-Conflict combination, 
163; 91: 

163. B learns that her lover. A, has fallen into desperate misfortunes. 
91. B, in love with A. seeks to save A from disaster. 

We are now approaching the climax of the action. A's pretensions to wealth, 
B secretly discovers, are a hollow mockery. She learns that he is faced with dis- 
aster; and the Conflicts, if desired, will offer suggestions as to just how she discovers 
this secret. B is in love with A and ready to overlook his shortcomings, so she 
hastens to his rescue. We will depart, at this point, from the references and show 

B. on her own part, indulging in a bit of simulation. Turning to the sub-group. 
Simulation, we select Conflict, 

1155 

B, the friend of A. learns that A is desperately involved in debt * B, unknown to A. 
settles with A's creditors and frees him from debt ** 

This happy turn of affairs, naturally, cannot long remain unknown to A. If he 
has pride, let him pocket it; or let his pride be humbled by B's proof of her great 
love for him. If this course cannot be made to serve, the Conflicts will offer many 
suggestions for estrangement and reconciliation; but, in our plot, we will not have 
A a cad. Of the thousands of changes possible in such a series of actions as we are 
studying, we could eliminate the Conflicts from 163. inclusive, onward and place 
A in a better light by using this suggestion from Revelation: 

1451a. A fights a hard battle with his conscience; he finds it a losing battle, and 
makes an important revelation in order that he may achieve peace of mind. 



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But we will not make the change. We will proceed to close the action with 
Conflict 364d *-**: "A's gratitude to B blossoms into love; and when A is sure he 
has rehabilitated his character, he proposes to B and is accepted." 

The nature of the Conflicts, and their pliability, often calls for useless repetition. 
The statement in 364d that "A's gratitude to B has blossomed into love," is redun- 
dant. That fact has been known for some time, and has formed the basis for much 
of the action; and we simply ignore it here. 

The latter part of this love story plot would stand as follows: 

la. A, POOR, IN LOVE WITH WEALTHY AND ARISTOCRATIC B, PRE- 
TENDS TO BE A MAN OF WEALTH. 

163. B learns that her lover. A, has fallen into desperate misfortunes. 
91. B, in love with A, seeks to save A from disaster. 

1155. B, in love with A, learns that A is desperately involved in debt * B un- 
known to A, settles with A's creditors and frees him from debt ** 

364d *-**. A's gratitude to B blossoms into love; and when A is sure he has re- 
habilitated his character, he proposes to B and is accepted. 

In the Classification by Character Symbols, all terminal Conflicts are marked 
by the parentheses number of the C Clauses. For instance, 364d exemplifies C 
Clause (9), "Achieves success and happiness in a hard undertaking." This Con- 
flict, 364d, will be found, marked "9", under the A and B symbols of Conflicts in 
Marriage in the Classification by Symbols. An elusive terminal situation may be 
run down by consulting this Classification. 



INDIVIDUALIZING PLOTTO. It is possible for the Plottoist to indivi- 
dualize his Plotto by adding material of his own. Every writer has newspaper 
clippings or other memoranda filed away for possible use. Let all this be catalogued 
in a loose-leaf book under the Conflict numbers to which each bit of material applies, 
and a notation to that effect penciled opposite the Conflicts thus amplified. This 
will broaden the usefulness of Plotto, often with concrete exemplifications of the 
Conflicts from real life. 



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Copyright, 1927, by William Wallace Cook 
Patent applied for. 



Plotto Chart 

Masterplots with Interchangeable Clauses 



NOTE 



A Plotto Masterplot consists of three clauses: An "A" Clause, 
a "B" Clause and a "C" Clause. 

The A Clause is the Protagonist Clause. 

The B Clause originates and carries on the action. 

The C Clause carries on and terminates the action. 

Any A Clause may be used in conjunction with any B Clause 
and with any C Clause. For the purpose of bringing all the B 
Clauses in juxtaposition with all the A and C Clauses, it is merely 
necessary to turn the narrow page. 

Suggestions for evolving a plot to the pattern of the Masterplot 
selected will be found in the Plotto Conflicts. The Conflicts are 
listed in sub-groups; and each sub-group is listed under the full 
text of the B Clause which the sub-group exemplifies. 

On the page immediately following the Masterplot pages will 
be found an index of the respective Conflict sub-groups under the 
parentheses number of the B Clause. 

The C, or Terminal, Clauses are also numbered in parentheses; 
and Conflicts suggesting these terminations will be found opposite 
the C Clause numbers in the Classification by Symbols. 



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Plotto Chart: Master plots with 



Interchangeable Clauses 



'A" Clauses 



'B" Clauses 



1. A Person in Love, 

2. A Married Person, 

3. A Lawless Person, 

4. An Erring Person, 

5. A Benevolent Person, 

6. A Protecting Person, 

7. A Person of Ideals, 



9. A Person Subjected to Adverse Con- 
ditions, 

10. A Resentful Person, 

11. A Person Swayed by Pretense, 

12. A Subtle Person, 



13. A Person Influenced by the Occult 
and the Mysterious, 



14. A Normal Person, 

15. Any Person, 



(1) Engaging in a difficult enterprise when 
promised a reward for high achievement, 

(2) Falling in love at a time when certain 
obligationa forbid love, 

(3) Seeking to demonstrate the power of 
love by a test of courage. 



(10) Suffering an estrangement due to mis- 
taken judgment, 

(13) Seeking by craftiness to escape mis- 
fortune, 

(14) Falling into misfortune through the 
wiles of a crafty schemer, 

(21) Falling into misfortune through mis- 
taken judgment, 

(25) Seeking to save a person who is accused 
of transgression, 

(28) Facing a situation in which the mis- 
fortunes of one greatly esteemed call 
for courage and sagacious enterprise, 

(31) Living a lonely, cheerless life and seek- 
ing companionship 

(32) Seeking to conceal identity because of a 
lofty idealism, 

(38) Committing a grievous mistake and 
seeking in secret to live down its evil 
results, 

(39) Forsaking cherished ambitions to carry 
out an obligation, 

(43) Seeking to overcome personal limita- 
tions in carrying out an enterprise, 

(46) Seeking retaliation for a grievous wrong 
that is either real or fancied, 

(47) Finding (apparently) an object greatly 
coveted, and obtaining ^apparently) the 
object, 

(50) Being impelled by an unusual motive to 
engage in crafty enterprise, 

(54) Becoming involved in a puzzling com- 
plication that has to do with an object 
possessing mysterious powers, 

(55) Becoming involved in a mysterious 
complication and seeking to make the 
utmost of a bizarre experience, 

(61) Becoming aware oi an important secret 
that calls for decisive action, 

(62) Becoming involved in any sort of com- 
plication, 



Interchangeable Clause 



"B" Clauses 

(4) Being impelled by inordinate fancy to 
exercise mistaken judgment in a love 
affair 

(5) Becoming involved in a hopeless love 
affair, and seeking t9 make the best of a 
disheartening situation, 

(6) Challenging, in a quest of love, the re- 
lentless truth that "East is East, and 
West is West, and never the twain shall 
meet," 

(11) Confronting a situation in which courage 
and'devotion alone can save the fortunes 
of one beloved, 

(15) Finding a sustaining power in misfortune, 

(16) Being delivered from misfortune by one 
who, in confidence, confesses a secret of 
transgression, 

(22) "Following a wrong course through mis- 
taken judgment, 

(26) Seeking secretly to preserve another 
from danger, 

(29) Aiding another to hide from the world 
a fateful secret, 

(33) Resisting secretly and from an honor- 
able motive a mandate considered dis- 
creditable, 

(34) Embarking upon an enterprise of in- 
surrection in the hope of ameliorating 
certain evil conditions, 

(40) Embarking upon an enterprise in which 
one obligation is opposed by another 
obligation. 



(44) Seeking by unusual methods to conquer 
personal limitations. 



(48) Assuming the character of a criminal in 
a perfectly honest enterprise. 



(51) Devising a clever and plausible delusion 
in order to forward certain ambitious 
plans, 

(56) Seeking to test the value of a mysterious 
communication and becoming involved 
in weird complexities, 

(57) Seeking to unravel a puzzling complica- 
tion, 



Interchangeable Clauses 



'B" Clauses 



(7) Becoming involved in a love affair that 
encounters unforeseen obstacles, 

(8) Confronting a situation in which wealth 
is made conditional upon a certain 
course of action in a love affair, 



(12) Falling into misfortune through dis- 
loyalty in love, 

(17) Bearing patiently with misfortunes and 
seeking to attain cherished aims honor- 
ably, 

(18) Rebelling against a power that controls 
personal abilities and holds them in sub- 
jection. 

(23) Becoming involved in a complication 

that has to do with mistaken judgment 

and suspicion, 
(27) Refusing to betray another's secret and 

calmly facing persecution because of 

the refusal, 
(30) Enlisting whole-heartedly in the service 

of a needy unfortunate and conferring 

aid of the utmost value, 
(35) Becoming involved in a complication 

that challenges the value of cherished 

ideals, 



(41) Finding an obligation at variance with 
ambition, inclination or necessity, 



(45) Seeking to forward an enterprise and 
encountering family sentiment as an 
obstacle. 



(49) Assuming a fictitious character when 
embarking upon a certain enterprise, 



(52) Encountering a would-be transgressor 
and seeking to prevent a transgression, 



(58) Engaging in an enterprise and then 
mysteriously disappearing, 

(59) Engaging in an enterprise and becoming 
involved with the occuh and the fan- 
tastic. 



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Plotto Chart: Masterplols with 



I nterchawjeable Clauses 



''B" Clauses 



'C" Clauses 



(9) Being put to a test in which love will be (1) Pays a grim penalty in an unfortunate 

lost if more material fortunes are ad- undertaking, 

vanced. 



(2) Emerges happily from a serious en- 
tanglement. 



(19) Meeting with rnisfortune and being cast 
away in a primitive, isolated and savage 
environment, 

(20) Becoming involved with conditions in 
which misfortune is indicated, 

(24) Becorning the victim of mistaken judg- 
ment in carrying out an enterprise, 



(36) Undergoing an experience that results 
in a remarkable character change, 

(37) Seeking against difficulties to realize a 
cherished ideal. 



(3) Foils a guilty plotter and defeats a 
subtle plot. 



(4) Undertakes a role that leads straight to 
catastrophe. 



(5) Emerges from a trying ordeal with soreiy 
garnered wisdom. 



(6) Makes the supreme sacrifice in carrying 
out an undertaking. 



(7) Reverses certain opinions when their 
fallacy is revealed. 



(42) Falling into misiortune while seeking (8) Achieves a spiritual -"ictory 

honorably to discharge an obligation, 

(9) Achieves success and happiness in a 
hard undertaking. 



(11) Discovers the folly of tr>^ing to appear 
otherwise than as one is in reality. 



(53) Opposing the plans of a crafty schemer, (12) Rescues integrity from a serious en- 
tanglement. 



(60) Becoming involved, through curiosity 
aroused by mystery, in a strange enter- 
prise. 



(13) Comes finally to the blank wall of 
enigma. 

(14) Achieves a complete and permanent 
character transformation 



(15) Meets any fate, good or evil. 



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Index of Conflicts Grouped Under the "B "Clauses 



Love and Courtship 110 
Love and Courtship 16, 119, 271 
Love and Courtship 175 
Love and Courtship 148 
Love and Courtship 168. 313 
Love and Courtship 331 
Love and Courtship 333 
Love and Courtship 117 
Love and Courtship 116 

Love and Courtship 105; Married Life 369, 386, 391, 399, 418 
Love and Courtship 179; Married Life 545; Revelation 1462 
Love and Courtship 337; Married Life 547 

Love and Courtship 96, 244; Married Life 457; Misfortune 650; Craftiness 1247; Mystery 
1373 

Married Life 471; Craftiness 1260; Misfortune 660 

Love and Courtship 12, 106, 265, 360; Married Life 496; Helpfulness 815; Deliverance 
874; Chance 1051 
Helpfulness 831 
Ideahsm 934 
Misfortune 674 
Misfortune 685 

Love and Courtship 24, 153, 196, 280, 365; Married Life 571; Idealism 956; Necessity 
1026; Chance 1036; Personal Limitations 1122; Transgression 1295; Misfortune 695; 
Mistaken Judgment 793; Deliverance 887; Obligation 997; Craftiness 1285; Mystery 
1438; Revelation 1460 

Love and Courtship 40, 182, 205, 342; Married Life 369; Misfortune 595; Mistaken 
Judgment 747; Helpfulness 804; Deliverance 851; Idealism 897; Obligation 979; Ne- 
cessity 1023; Chance 1034; Personal Limitations 1057; Transgression 1290; Revenge 
1310; Mystery 1330 

Love and Courtship 255; Married Life 484; Mistaken Judgment 768 
Love and Courtship 21, 177, 328, 365; Married Life 538; Mistaken Judgment 786 
Mistaken Judgment 794 

Love and Courtship 122; Helpfulness 820; Deliverance 894. 
Married Life 558; Helpfulness 825; Misfortune 671 
Helpfulness 824 

Love and Courtship 125; Helpfulness 836 

Love and Courtship 147- Married Life 537; Misfortune 667; Persona. Limitations 1070; 
Simulation 1160 
Helpfulness 845 
Idealism 910 
Idealism 917 
Idealism 958 
Idealism 949 

Love and Courtship 292; Idealism 922 
Love and Courtship 152; Misfortune 680; Idealism 963 
Married Life 563; Idealism 965; Personal Limitations 1107 
Obligation 987 

Love and Courtship 123, 282; Married Life 508; Obligation 989 
Love and Courtship 287; Married Life 517; Obligation 1011 
Love and Courtship 19, 127, 294; Married Life 521; Obligation 1000 
Obligation 1018 

Helpfulness 835; Personal Limitations 1071 
Love and Courtship 191; Personal Limitations 1101 
Personal Limitations 1138 
Married Life 567; Revenge 1312 
Simulation 1165 
Simulation 1167 
Simulation 1173 

Love and Courtship 1, 66, 185, 230, 347; Married Life 419; Helpfulness 813; Deliverance 
863; Idealism 932: Simulation 1141; Craftiness 1209; Mystery 1365 
Craftiness 1277 
Craftiness 1275 

Helpfulness 834; Craftiness 1280 
Mystery 1379 
Mystery 1385 
Mystery 1394 

Love and Courtship 174; Married Life 560; Helpfulness 833; Mystery 1399; Revelation 
1460 

Mystery 1414 
Mystery 1418 
Mystery 1429 

Mistaken Judgment 802; Revelation 1447 
All Conflicts 



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THE PLOTTO CHARACTER SYMBOLS 

Characters in the Plotto Conflicts are represented by symbols. These symbols 
indicate the relationship of the auxiliary characters to the protagonist. This rela- 
tionship is invariably explained in the text of the Conflicts, with the exception of 
the symbols A and B — these being the symbols of the male, and the female, pro- 
tagonists. These symbols give a certain uniformity to the characters and facilitate 
character changes or transpositions. Protagonist A, or B, might be a criminal, an 
ofiRcer of the law, an employer, etc., but the numeral is never used in connection with 
the protagonist symbol — the explanation is given in the text. 



A. 


male protagonist 


B, 


female protagonist 


A-2. 


male friend of A 


B-2. 


female friend of B 


A-3. 


male rival or enemy of A 


B^3, 


female rival or enemy of B 


A-4, 


male stranger 


B-4. 


female stranger 


A-5, 


male criminal 


B-5, 


female criminal 


A-6, 


male officer of the law 


B-6, 


female officer of the law 


A-7, 


male inferior, employe 


B-7, 


female inferior, employ6 


A-8, 


male utility symbol 


B-8, 


female utility symbol 


A-9. 


male superior, employer. 


B-9, 


female superior, employer. 




one in authority 




one in authority 


F-A, 


father of A 


F-B. 


father of B 


M-A, 


mother of A 


M-B. 


mother of B 


BR-A, 


brother of A 


BR-B. 


brother of B 


SR-A. 


sister of A 


SR-B, 


sister of B 


SN-A 


son of A 


SN-B. 


son of B 


D-A. 


daughter of A 


D-B, 


daughter of B 


U-A, 


uncle of A 


U-B, 


uncle of B 


AU-A, 


aunt of A 


AU-B, 


aunt of B 


CN-A. 


male cousin of A 


CN-B, 


female cousin of B 


NW-A, 


nephew of A 


NW-B, 


nephew of B 


NC-A, 


niece of A 


NC-B, 


niece of B 


GF-A, 


grandfather of A 


GF-B. 


grandfather of B 


GM-A, 


grandmother of A 


GM-B, 


grandmother of B 


SF-A, 


stepfather of A 


SF-B, 


stepfather of B 


SM-A, 


stepmother of A 


SM-B 


stepmother of B 


GCH-A. 


grandchild of A 


GCH-B. 


grandchild of B 


CH. 


a child 






AX. 


a mysterious male person. 


BX. 


a mysterious female person 




or one of unusual character 




or one of unusual character 


X, 

i 


an inanimate object, an ob- 
ject of mystery, an uncertain 
quantity 







Note: BR-A, BR-B, SR-A, SR-B, SN-A, SN-B, D-A. D-B, CN-A and 
CN-B may on occasion be merely BR, SR, SN. D. and CN. 

Where necessary to indicate a male friend of B. or a female friend of A, 
the symbols aB-2, bA-2 may be used. Likewise, bCN-A, female cousin 
of A; aCN-B, male cousin of B, bGCH-A, female grandchild of A, aCH. 
male child, etc. 

X added to any character gives to the character a suggestion of mystery. 



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i-2e Love and Courtship P LOTTO Loves Beginnings 

(50) Being Impelled by an Unusual Motive to Engage 
in Crafty Enterprise 

1 

(a) (112) (117) (148) (656) 

A, poor, is in love with wealthy and aristocratic B * A, poor, in love with wealthy 

B, pretends to be a man of wealth ** (187) (228) (233) (347a -*) 

(b) (171) (734) (1106 -* ch B to A) (1146) 

A, of humble birth, falls in love with aristocratic B * A, of humble birth, in love 
with aristocratic B, pretends to be a man of high social standing ** (139) (153) 
(209) (1200) 

(c) _ (918a) (926) (928a) 

A, in love with B, finds that B considers him too perfect for married happiness * 
B considers her lover, A, too perfect for married happiness; so A simulates a "hard- 
boiled" character in order to prove that he is not so perfect as he seems ** (1167) 
(1170) (1216) (1227 a, b, c) 

(d) (148) (149) (160) 

A, elderly, is in love with youthful B * A, elderly, in love with youthful B, seeks 
to forward his love affair by simulating youth ** (40 a, b) (75b) (78) (97) 
(156) (330a) 

(e) (59) (1146) (1175a) 

A, a crook, outlaw, gambler, pretends to be an honest man in order to forward his 
love affair with B (280a, b, tr A & A-3) (318; 236; 267) (252a) 

(f)_ (230) (1060) (1101) 

A is in love with B, who is devoted to scientific pursuits * A, who knows nothing of 

the sciences, pretends to be engaged in scientific research ** (179a, b, c) (181 a, b, c) 

(g) (234a -*) (1061) (1150) 

A falls in love with romantic B * A, in love with romantic B, pretends to be a hero ♦♦ 

(234a *-**) (1150; 851; 885a) (1227b, c) 

(h) (43 -*) (101b) (898 -*) 

A quarrels with his sweetheart, B, and fears he is losing her love * A, fearing he is 

losing the love of B, pretends to take poison with suicidal intent ** (249) (262a, b, c) 

(1461b) 

2 

(a) (949a) (954) (968) 

A, a poor clerk, finances a "fling" in high society * A, a poor clerk financing a "fling" 
in high society, meets wealthy and aristocratic B (1146 ch A to B) (1187 ch A to B), 
and they fall in love ** (1461a ch A to B) (146a, c) 

(b) (1146) (1175a) (1197) 

A, a fugitive from the law and using a fictitious name, falls in love with B * A, 
craftily engaged in a secret enterprise, falls in love with B (1146 ch A to B) (1169 
ch A to B) who has also embarked upon a crafty enterprise ** (91) (224) (233) 
(S76a) 

(c) (232) (420) (818b) 

A, one of the "idle rich," gratifies his love of adventure by frequenting the slums 
in the character of a city "tough" * A, disguised as a city "tough," meets B, and 
they fall in love ** (114) (220) (358) 

(d) (818a) (1197) (1198) 

A is mistaken by B for A-8. B has corresponded with A-8 but has never seen 
him * A, falling in love with B, pretends that he is A-8 ** (82a) (97) (822) 

(e) (1170) (1329) 

B, wealthy, devotes much time to settlement work; and, in carrying out her phil- 
anthropic enterprises, she pretends to be a shop girl * B, while posing as a shop 
girl, meets A, and they fall in love ** (115) (336b) (1461a ch A to B; 358 **-***) 



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Love's Beginnings PLOTTO Love and Courtship 2f-8a 

(f) (916) (974) 

B, poor and humble but romantic, acquires unexpectedly a small sum of money; 
thus financed, she pretends for a time to be wealthy and aristocratic * B, poor and 
humble but pretending to be wealthy and aristocratic, meets rich and influential 
A (1163c) and they fall in love ** (117) (152a) 

(s) (850a) (1159 ch A-4 to A) 

B, a maid, uses the wardrobe of her wealthy mistress and pretends to be a dis- 
tinguished personage * B, poor but pretending to be wealthy and aristocratic, 
meets rich and influential A (1148a) and they fall in love ** (885a) (1060) 

(h) (876a) (1244a) 

B, a criminal, assumes an alias and makes use of stolen funds in evading the law * 
B. a criminal in disguise, meets A (1169) (1175a) (1181) and they fall in love ** 
(97) (1208) 

3 

(a) (2h) (926) (949b) 

A is a judge, and B is a fugitive from justice posing as a woman of wealth and 
fashion * A, a judge, falls in love with B, a criminal ** (359) (727) 

(b) (106 -*) (925 .*) 

A, a detective, falls in love with B, the criminal he has arrested and is returning 
to the scene of her crime for trial and punishment (106 *-**) (53) (359) (986) 



<a) (298a ch BX to B; 58a ch AX to A; 1184) (1172) 

A, seeking to uncover duplicity by crafty enterprise, encounters the unexpected * 
A, seeking to uncover duplicity, falls in love with B, supposed to be guilty of the 
duplicity ** (62) (64) (1167; 826) 

(b) (739; 1401) (1170) 

A recovers property belonging to an unknown womian, B * A, in a spirit of altruism, 

lestores property to an unknown woman, B — and falls in love with her ** (21) (792a) 

5 

(168) (603b. c, d) 

A, carrying the news of the death of his friend, A-2, to B, the girl to whom A-2 was 
betrothed, (70 ch A to A-2). is mistaken by B and her parents for A-2. B and her 
parents have never seen A-2 or A (26a. b) * A. posing as his dead friend, A-2, falls 
in love with B. and withholds the news of A-2's death ** (1385) (1461a; 73) 

6 

(a) (14b -*) (101b) 

A. traveling the highroad, drops a purse of money unnoticed * B. who has long 
desired to know A. picks up a purse he has dropped and restores it. A and B fall 
in love ** (54a. b) (1357) 

(b) (2h) (3a -*) . . 

A. a judge, loses his brief case * B finds a lost brief case belonging to A, a judge, 
and restores it to him; and the acquaintance, thus begun, ripens into love ** (801) 
(822) 

7 

(a) (898) (1073) 

A is crude, unhandsome and repellant to the ladies, although he desires to be a 
gallant * A receives from A-7 a small object of mystery, X, which A-7 declares will 
make him redoubtable in love. A takes X and fares forth to try it ** (8a) (1330) 
(1347) 

(b) (1403) (1418a) 

A is in love with B and fears his affair is hopeless * A, in order to prosper his love 
aff^air with B, secures a love philtre from the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son — a 
philtre that is guaranteed to bring him the love of B ** (249) (1433b; 1363) 

8 

(a) (7a, b) (1061) 

A has a repellant personality and. knowing it. he is timid in love * A is t'mid in 
love but, armed with a love charm, X, he becomes bold, and wins success ** (161, 
<378) (454) 



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8b-12 Love and Courtship PLOTTO Loves Beginnings 

(b) (7a. b) _ (1330) 

A's love affair wilh B is not prospering. A secures a love philtre and mixes it 

secretly in a cup of tea; but B's maiden aunt, AU-B, drinks the tea (1332) (1334a) 

(1375) 

9 

(a) (13a; (36) 

A and B, both single, craftily covenant and agree to ban love in their associations * 
A and B, engaging in an enterprise, mutually covenant and agree to ban love; but 
love enters into their little scheme in spite of their platonic notions ** (207) (260a, b) 

(b) (244 ch B to B-3) (325) 

A and B, young and single, enter into a business co-partnership * A and B, entering 
into a business co-partnership, ban love with every legal device — but in vain ** 
(178) (212a) (213) 

(c) (83) (84a) 

B's cattle ranch was left to her by her father; and every man B hires as foreman 
makes love to her sooner or later, and is discharged * B hires A as foreman on her 
ranch, and he promises to keep his place and not make love to her; but B falls in 
love with him, and is presently glad to learn that A's sole purpose in taking the 
job of foreman was to win her love ** (181a) (828) 

10 

(a) (665) (1309a ch A to A-8; 1309b) 

B is a criminal, and A is the detective who has arrested her * B, a criminal arrested 
by A, a detective, brings her charms to bear upon A in the hope of effecting her 
escape ** (3b) (230 tr A & B) 

(b) (873) (876a) 

B, poor and in great misfortune, is befriended b*y wealthy A * B, poor, seeks to win 
the love of wealthy A ** (186) (230) (431) 

(c) (239) (745) 

B makes love to A in an attempt to escape misfortune (182a) (406) 

11 

(a) (1279ach B to M-B; 57 ch B to M-B) (124 -* ch B to M-B) 

B's mothex, M-B, a middle-aged widow, introduces A, her youthful lover, to B* 
B's mother, M-B, plans that her youthful lover. A, shall transfer his affections to 
B. M-B's plans are successful ** (83 ch B to M-B) (324 ch B to M-B & B-3 to B) 

(b) (124 -*) (168 -*) 

B, middle-aged, and A, a youth, are in love with each other * B. elderly, in love with 
youthful A, seeks to have A transfer his affections to B-3, who is nearer his own 
age ** (11a ch B to B-3 and "daughter" to "friend") (93a) 

(c) (3a, b) (4a) 

B, who is unworthy, finds that she has won the love of worthy A * B. unworthy, 
seeks to have her lover. A, transfer his affections to B-3, who is worthy ** (263) (324) 

(15) Finding a Sustaining Power in Misfortune 

12 

(a) (2b) (1173) (750; 784-*) 

A and B, each secretly, suppose themselves transgressors of the law * A and B,. 
supposing themselves fugitives from the law, meet in a foreign country and fall 
in love ** (lie) (624) (784*-**) (1050) 

(b) (688) (918a) (921) (750; 784-*) 

A, unmarried, and B, married, are shipwrecked and cast away on a desert island * 
A, unmarried, and B. married, fall in love when B supposes A to be her ideal. And 
then B makes a discovery ** (307) (1461c) 



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Love's Beginnings PLOTTO Love and Courtship 13-18 

13 

(a) (32) (340) 

B is discouraged regarding her romantic affairs * B, discouraged regarding her love 
affairs, meets with a "sign" which prophesies her marriage within a year ** (56) 
(1342a ch A to B) 

(b) (15a. b) (34) (229) 

B. as the world would have it. is an "inferior" person * B, an "inferior" person, 
falls in love with a "superior" person. A; and A's apparent love for her gives her 
the power to bear patiently the misfortunes of her humble estate ** (53) (270) 

14 

(a) (641) (645) (818a) (873) 

B, almost overwhelmed by misfortune, meets A, and they fall in love * B, winning 
the love of A, finds the courage to bear patiently with her hardships ** (827) (850a) 
(892 ch B-3 to A) 

(b) (60 ch A to A-3) (647) 

B finds herself in a great city, penniless and the victim of evil intrigue *'B, helpless 
and in misfortune, meets a stranger. A, and they fall in love ** (24a, d) (S2a) 
(144) 

(c) (564a ch A to A-8) (577 ch B to B-8) 

B. an attractive young widow, meets A, an equally attractive young widower * 
B, a widow, and A. a widower, meet in a cemetery where each comes with flowers 
for her and his lost spouse — and they fall in love ** (40a) (67) 

15 

(a) (23a) (31) 

B, plain and humble working girl, falls in love with A (68) (243) 

(b) (29) (32) 

B, plain and humble "slavey," secretly adores A * A does not dream that humble B 
is in love with him ** (87) (270) 

(2) Falling in Love at a- Time When Certain Obligations 
Forbid Love 

16 

a) (453) (10a) 

A. a detective, has arrested B, a criminal, and is returning her to the scene of her 
crime for trial and punishment * A, a detective, falls in love with B, a criminal whom 
he has arrested ** (49) (986) (126) 

(b) (250) (1186) 

A has taken vows that .proscribe the love of woman * A, although he has taken 
vows that proscribe the love of woman, nevertheless falls in love with B ** (224) 
(221a, b) (248) 

17 
(690) (688) 

A, unmarried, and B, married, thrown together in a solitary and lonely environ- 
ment, fall in love (53) (43^ ch A to A-8) 

(b) (561 ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) (503b ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) 
A, unmarried, out of sympathv for B, who is unhappily married to brutal and 
tyrannical A-8, falls in love with B (568a ch A to A-8) (568b ch A to A-8 & A-3 
to A) 

*» 18 

(462 ch B to B-3) (3a) (4a) 

A falls m love with B; but A already has a wife, B-3. whom he has never loved, a 
wife whom he considers it his duty to care for (417) (557 ch B to B-3) 
(368a. tr B&B-3) 



22 

19-23 Love and Courtship PLOTTO Love's Beginnings 



(41) Finding an Obligation at Variance With Ambition, 
Inclination or Necessity 



(a) (117) (24a. b, c) 

A falls in love with B, and renounces wealth which he was to inherit by marrying 
BX (223) (43) 

(b) (118) (1041 ch A to GF-A) 

A, under threat of being disinherited, is ordered to commit an act that will prove 
a grievous injury to a near relative of B's, the woman he loves. A refuses (130) 
(313) 

20 

(a) (1058) (1138) 

A seeks to buy an object, X, from B, an object he greatly desires. B will not 
sell * A and B, while engaged in a commercial transaction, fall in love ** (41a, b, c) 

(b) (1148a) (1153) 

A meets B while engaged in an enterprise, of indirection, and clever B finds a flaw 
in his explanations; B, also, is entangled in a snare of indirection, and A's suspicions 
are aroused * A and B are mutally involved in a snare of indirection; nevertheless, 
they are drawn to each other and fall in love ** (163) (50) 

(c) (125b) (745) 

A is a young lawyer, retained by B to help her settle the involved estate of her 
deceased father, F-B * A and B, during their meetings as lawyer and client, fall 
in /ove ** (107) (69) 

(23) Becoming Involved in a Complication That Has to do 
With Mistaken Judgment and Suspicion 

21 

(4a) (1167) (1168) (1169) (1170) 

A meets B and thinks she is a transgressor; and B, on her part, thinks A is a trans- 
gressor * A and B, each thinking the other is a transgressor, nevertheless fall in 
love ** (69) (97) 

22 

(a) (850a, b) (250) (885a tr A & B) 

A is a woman-hater, but he is rendered, a service by B which causes him to revise 
his opinions of the opposite sex * A, a woman-hater, falls in love with B ** (153) 
(826) 

(b) (259-1) (262a) 

A has an experience with B which causes him to become a woman-hater (22a) 
(1002 ch B to B-3) 

23 

(a) (3a) (15a. b) 

B, ari "inferior" person, falls in love with A, a "superior" person, and seeks to win 
him in marriage (212a) (254) 

(b) (331) (346-*) 

B, of an inferior race, falls in love with A, of a superior race (229) (226) 

(c) (255) (282b) 

A, of an inferior race, falls in love with B, of a superior race (225) (227) 

(d) (293) (330a) 

A, wealthy and of high social position, falls in love with humble B (228) (358) 



23 

Loves Beginnings PLOTTO Love and Courtship 2^/-31 



(20) Becoming Involved With Conditions in Which Misfor- 
tune is Indicated 



(a) (806 ch B-4 to E) (812a ch A-4 to A) 

A loses his heart to B, a woman he does not know, and wishes to marry her (Id, e) 
(103) 

(b) (818b) (788) 

A, attracted by the loveliness of B, loses his heart to her (71b) (128) 

(c) (1364 a *-** ch B to A) (1410) 

A sees a photograph of B, a woman he does not know * A. studying a photograph 
of unknown B. falls in love with her ** (27) (31) 

(d) (22b ch B to B-3; 839 tr A & A-2) (22b ch B to B-3; 1461b) 

A, hearing of the character and charms of B, a woman he has never met, falls in 
love with her and resolves to win her in marriage (29) (54a, b) 

(e) (74a. b) (924b) 

A, of an inordinately romantic temperament, sees the hand of B; and, because of 
the hand's shapeliness and beauty, falls in love with the owner, B (27) (2c) 

25 

(101b) (24b) 

A, falling in love with B (32) (38), whom he does not know, seeks an introduction 

(139) (36) 

26 

(a) (169 tr A & A-2) (6a. b; ch B to B-3) 

A and B have never seen each other; but. through their fathers, F-A and F-B. who 
are old friends, it is arranged that A and B shall meet and marry (117 ch BX to B) 
(118) 

(b) (72) (1183 ch SR to B) 

A and B have never seen each other; but they correspond, and through their cor- 
respondence become betrothed (1461c) (31) 



(946) (1203) (1208) (1258 ch A-6 to A) 

B, unworthy, wins the love of worth" A, and tense complications result 'lie) (359) 

28 

(a) (452 ch A to A-8) (1248) 

B, very ill and under the doctor's care, fancies herself in love with the doctor, A 
(162a) (1462) 

(b) (688) (148 tr A & B) 

B, suffering misfortune with A, fancies herself in love with him (307) (147) 

29 

(38) (916) (925-*) (926) 

B knows nothing of A, having i,allen in love with him at "first sight' (31) (223) 

(226) 

30 
(32) (1185) 

B, a stenographer, is m love with A, junior partner of the firm employing her ''274) 
(754) (213) 

31 
(2f . h) (8a) 

B, rescued from an accident by A. whom she does net know, falls in love with him 
(45a. b) (59) (207) (220) (255) (616) (801) 



24 

32-39 Love and Courtship PLOTTO Love's Beginnings 

(31) (10a) (641) (765) 

B, desiring love, has never had a lover, and feels the misfortune keenly (185) (195) 
(850a, b) 

33 
(668) (670) 

B, daughter of M-B, a widow, desperately opposes, and for very good reasons, 
M-B's intention to marry again (59 ch B to M-B) (65 ch B to M-B) 

34 

(327b) (15a. b) 

B, humble and self-effacing, worships A, her love alone seeming a sufficient reward 

of happiness (87) (91) (186) (270) 

35 

(32) (10b*-**) 

B, a plain girl who has no lover, is persuaded by her friend, B-2, to accept an escort 
to a dance — A, a man she does not know (68) (96) (891 tr A & A-3) 

36 

(13a) (32), 

B is attractive, but no man pays her any attention * B, attractive, and humiliated 
because of her lack of admirers, resorts to simulation to gain contentment ** (83) 
(58a, b) 

37 
(1279a) (IdtrA&B) 
B, middle-aged, loves and is beloved by A, a youth (59) (124) 

38 

(13a) (35) (36) 

B considers love and marriage the great advent-re, and eagerly proceeds with 

them (64) (88) (143) (146) 

39 
(38) (15a, b) 
B, unmarried, cherishes motherhood as her ideal (Q8) (90a; 60) (84) 



25 

Love's Misadventures PLOT TO Love and Courtship UO-^5 

(21) Falling Into Misfortune Through Mistaken Judgment 

40 

(a) (41a. b) (129) 

A presents his sweetheart, B, with a novel; and the story, unknown to A, contains 
a character described as an adventuress in terms that exactly fit B. Or, the novel 
which A, by mistake, wraps up and sends to B was a gift to A from a former sweet- 
heart, her name and his on the fly leaf, and various love passages marked. Or, 
there is something left by chance between the pages of the book at which B takes 
offense. Or, some of the incidents of the story (which A has not read), approxi- 
mate events in the affair of A and B with slighting references to B (80a) (208) 
(210) 

(b) (6a, b) (1461d) 

A encounters disappointment in love when B fails to answer a note he sent her 
(316) (218b) (306) 

41 

(a) (Ic) (9b) 

A, in love with B, refuses the wise counsel of B in business afltairs, and an estrange- 
ment follows (300) (315) 

(b) (1079) (1132) (808btrA&B) 

A has promised B, the woman he loves, that he will give up a practice which B 
considers discreditable * A, yielding to temptation, proves false to a promise he 
made his sweetheart, B, and an estrangement follows (85a) (97) (163) 

(c) (118) . (1315 ch A-3 to F-B) 

A persists in taking measures against one of the family of B, A's sweetheart, in 
spite of the protests of B. An estrangement follows (43) (259) 



(a) (292) (3a) 

A, in love with B. discovers that B is in love with B-2 (1413a ch A-5 to B2) (315) 

(b) (1330) (1368) 

B, in love with A, discovers that A, Narcissus like, is in love with A (57) (1347) 
(1374) (1375) 

43 

(70) (73) (75b) 

A, in love with B, quarrels with F-B, father of B * B's father, F-B, is mysteriously 

slain, and innocent A is arrested for the crime ** (91) (828 tr A & B & ch B-5 to A-5) 

44 

(a) (598 ch A to A-4) (1029 ch A to A-4) 

A, a publisher in love with B, receives a manuscript novel from A-4, in which a 
woman character, approximating B physically and temperam.entally, is made the 
rogue of the storv * A, a publisher, rejects a novel because of personal pique (208) 
(292) (317) (260a ch A-3 to A-4) 

(b) (44a) (131) 

A is so absorded in his love affair with B that it has a disastrous effect upon his 
business enterprises (311) (260a ch A-3 to A-4) 



(a) (28a, b) (29) (30) (31) 

A discovers that B, unhappily married, is — innocently on his own part — in love 
with him (55) (61) (274) 

(b) (806 ch B-4 to B) (818a) 

A, kind to humble B and considering her merely as a friend, is amazed to learn 
that she is in love with him (270; 251) (254) 



26 

46-54 Love and Courtship P LOTTO Love's Misadventures 

46 

(205) (22b) 

A meets B. his love of other days, and is surp^.sed to find that his success in distant 
lands (967) has no charm for her that is not discounted by the meager oppor- 
tunities of the home country (207) (211) (21) 

47 

(a) (1399) (1436) 

A asks that B allow herself to be hypnotized in order that he may learn where 
buried treasure has been concealed (1394) * A hypnotizes B, and B dies of psychic 
shock ** (53) (633) (1262) 

(b) (1220a) (1159) 

A persuades his sweetheart, B, to assume a fictitious character for the purpose of 
acquiring gain by transgression — with unhappy consequences for both of them 
(50 tr A & B) (1192; 1200) 

48 

(606) (619) (631 ch A-1 to A-8) (654) 

A knew very well that he would suffer adversity all his life when, in order to cancel 
an obligation he gave his daughter, D-A, in marriage to A-8, a man she did not 
love (284 ch B to D & A-3 to A-8) (313 ch F-B to A, B to D-A, A to A-3 & A-3 
to A-8) 

49 
(70; 73; 690 add B) (688-*) 

A and B, lovers, meet with tragic misfortune but escape death * A and B, lovers, 
escaping death in a tragic misfortune, each believes the other has perished ** (105) 
(794 ch A-2 to B) 

50 
(126) (1201) 

A, in love with B, impersonates another person at B's instigation * A's pretentions 
accepted, it develops that the person impersonated has a wife, who immediately 
claims A as her husband ** (95) (163) (225) 

51 

(a) (1290a) (1316) 

A loves B, and, when A confesses to B that he once committed a murder, B's health 
declines and she worries herself into her grave (1433a) (53) 

(b) (68 ch B to B-3) (1304) 

A confesses to B, his sweetheart, that he once committed a transgression, and the 
result of the confession proves disastrous (1269 ch A to B & A-2 to A) (249) 

52 

(a) (1209a) (1298) (694) 

A, a fugitive from justice, hiding in the bush, tnrough error shoots and kills B. his 
sweetheart, when he hears some one approaching his hiding place (746 ch B to A) 
(787) (802b ch A to A.6) 

(b) (808a) (475) 

A, seeking to benefit B, undertakes an enterprise which results disastrously (52b) 
(761b; 385a) (578a) 

53 
(lie) (14a) a7a,b) 

A loves B; B dies; and A becomes demented through grief * A thinks B has merely 
gone away for a time, and spends years in a vain search for her ** (1345) (1365) 
(1375) 

54 

(a) (Sa) (117) 

A is in love with B. One evening, as usual, A calls to see B ; but, where her beautiful 
home had stood, no later than the evening before, there is now only an ancient, time- 
stained tomb — the tomb of B, who had died a hundred years before A was born 
(1433b) (1446c) 

(b) (7k) (1441a) 

A, investigating a psychic mystery, falls in love with B * B, apparently in her early 
twenties, is dazzlingly beautiful; but she is really very old, and in her case the 
ravages of time were stayed in early youth by a psychic shock. A's love dissolves 
the spell; and, under A's eyes, B ages and her beauty fades ** (1433b) (1461b) 



Love's Misadventures PLOTTO Lor^ and Courtship 55-65 



(250) (2SS) 

A really loves B. although he has taken vows that prohibit love for wo— an. A lives 

to regret his vows (106) (205) (207) 

56 

(3S) (766) 

B is ccn\-irced that several eligible nte- are in love with ker * B is unaware of the 

fact that she is the victim of egotistical self-deception ** (65) (S6) (1S4) (194a) 

(226) (243^, (264) 

B.in a fit of discouragen-.entover an unhappy love afiair, nteditates suicide and 
writes a note to her friends telling of her —otives * B, conte—plating suicide, writes 
a note explaining her motives; then she changes her mind — and loses the note ** 
(742) (758) 

58 

(a) (32) (36) 

B invents a wholly imaginary lover, AX; a-.i. most unexpectedly, a man of AXs 
name and general characteristics, presents n:n.se'.: to her (11S4) (la) 

(b) (32) (36) 

B pretends that she is engaged to be married to an imaginar>' lover. AX, buys her- 
self an engagement ring, and has the betrothal announcement published in a news- 
paper (298a ch A to AX; 4a ch A to AX) (11S7 ch A to AX) 

(c) (62) (S3^ 

B, single, pretends that she is a married woman and assumes the name'cf "Mrs. 
Blank" (1242a) (947) (946) 

59 
(31) (1146) (1175a) 

B, aristocratic, wealthv, romantic, falls in love with A, a designing rogue masquer- 
ading as a person of "quality" (103; 93a) (90a) (228) 



• tr A & A-3) (237) (2-17) 

. she e'.cped (665) (737a) (738) 

61 
(82a, b) (S7) 

B, in male attire, is suddenlv revealed to A, the man she loves, in her tr^ie sex (220) 
(244) (264) (359) 

62 
(36) (145) 

B is harrassed by gossip concerning men falsely rumored to be in love with her, 
and bv relatives of the s-ipix)sed lovers calling on her and making complaint (83) 
(102) (14a, b. c) 

63 
(2f, g. h) (10b) 

B. in love with A. sends A a gift which, she mistakenlv thinks, will forward their 
mutual happiness (40 ch A to B) (153 ch A to B) (333 ch A to B) 



(15a) (23a. b) (34) (38) (916) (232) (272) (302) (421) 

B is persuaded into a secret marriage by A, the man she loves (4(X)) (415) (426) 

63 
(1105) (1121) 

B is so fiilly aware of the fact that she is beautiful and attractive that she thinks 
every man is in love with her * A, whom B favors but who does not love her, seeks 
B out and bluntly tells her of her egotistical self-deception (1067) (679) (88) 



28 

66-7 ^a Love and Courtship PLOTTO Loves Misadventures 



(50) Being Impelled by an Unusual Motive to Engage in 
Crafty Enterprise 



(a) (259-1-2-3) (226) (262a. b) (1105) 

A, his love rejected by B, revenges himself by cutting off B's long hair (173) (1326 
ch A to A-8) 

(b) (335) (S34a) 

A, his love rejected by B, seeks revenge on the sex by becoming a heart-breaker, 
and a betrayer (96 ch B to B-3) (98 ch B to B-3) 

(c) (284) (263 tr A & A-3) 

A, his love rejected by B, seeks revenge by making love to eligible, wealthy women 
and getting money from them (387 ch B to B-3) (422b ch B to B-3) 

67 

(220) (330a) 

A, elderly, wealthy, is in love with youthful B.* A seeks by a stratagem to discover 

the sincerity of B's professed love for him ** (93a ch B to A) (82a tr B & A) 

68 

(98) (658) (1306) (96) 

A wronged B, the woman he loved, but secretly; and A craftily retains his own 

high place in society while leaving B to bear the heartache and shame alone (951) 

(1461a) 

69 

(27) (1146) (1173) (1175) (10c) (14b) (147) (61) 

A, in love with B and thinking B has committed a crime (1172) (1206) (1292) 
(1293a, b, c). declares to the police that he committed the crime himself (828) 
(833) (787 ch A to B) 

70 
(100) (129) (132) (240)^ 

A's family is at vvar with B's family; and A, in love with B, disguises his identity 
when calling on B (5) (73) (352a, b) 

71 

(a) (250) (1095) (lOla) 

A seeks to escape annoying manifestations of love * A, in order to escape annoying 
manifestations of love, pretends 111 that a wax figure, X, is his invalid wife; i2| 
pretends that he is married; l3i pretends that he is engaged to be married (2c) 
(24a, b, c, d) 

(b) (143) (145) 

B, in order to escape annoymg manifestations of love, resorts to simulation (83) 
(84a) (58a, b. c) 

72 
(70) (299) . 

A, in love with B, pretends to be his deceased friend, A-2 (26a, b ch A to A-2) who 
was betrothed to B. B and her family, hearing of A-2's death at last, believe A 
to be the spectre of A-2 (73) (353) (362) 

73 

(70) (275) (276) (311) (312) (303) 

A and B are in love, but B's parents, F-B and M-B, do not favor A; and A and B 

plan to elope, marry, and then seek forgiveness of B's people (154a, b) (314) 

74 
(a) (101b) (1389b) 

A, young and romantic, sees a ruinous old house in a city street, a house said to 
be deserted. * A, his curiosity aroused, secretly watches the house; then, one day, 
he sees a beautifully rounded arm and a small, shapely hand (953 ch A to B) (403) 
emerge from behind a broken blind and place something on the window sill ** 
(24e) (1335) 



29 

Love's Misadventures PLOT TO Love and Courtship 7^b-83 

(b) (259-3) (968) (1104) (1134) (513) _ 

A. hearing a woman's voice calling for help in a house he happens to be passing, 
mshes up the steps, through the front door — and into a romantic compUcation 
(664) (407 ch A to A-8; 274) 

(a) (266) (280a) (290) 

A and A-3 are in love with B. A-3 seeks by craftiness to eliminate A (79) (1228) 
(1253) (1267d) (126oa tr A & A-3) 

(b) (75a) (76^ 

A, through the wily manoeilN-ers of A-3. his rival in love, is innocently lured into 
a compromising situation bv B-5, woir.an confederate of A-3 (347b ch B to B-5) 
(315) 

76 
(75a) (157) 

A and A-3 are rivals for the hand of B. A-3 plans to forward his own aims at A's 
expense (138) (245) (79) 

77 
(160) (15S) 

A and A-3 are in love with B (Soa). F-B, father of B, seeks to discover by secret 
enterprise which lover is the more worthy (111 add A-3) (112 add A-3) 

78 
(137a) (157) (17n 

A and A-3, in love with B, are persuaded by capricious B to undertake a dangerous 
enterprise to prove their love (342) (212b) 

79 

(111) (112) (115-) 

A's rival in love, A-3, pretends to be A's friend in order to lure him into an under- 
taking in which he will lose his reputation or his life (75b) (612) (1226 ch A-5 
to A-3) (1228) (1229 ch B to B-S) (1233) 

80 

(a) (157) (J71) (918a) (926) 

A, in order to insure the happiness of B (S5a\ whom he loves devotedlv and who, 
hethinks. loves nis rival, A-3 (177 ch A to A-3i (1175-i ch A to A-3">, fiees secretly 
so it may appear that he, and not A-3. committed a certain transgression (906 ch 
A-2 to A.-S) (97) (122) 

(b) (137a) (139 ch A-2 to A-3^ 

A and A-3 are rivals for the love of B, and A leams that B prefers A-3. A, in order 
to insure the happiness of B and A-3 slavs himself and leaves his estate to B and 
A-3 (248 ch A to A-3) (268 ch A to A-3) 

81 

(97) (252a. b) (260a) (283) (290) (293) (301a) 

A kidnaps his sweetheart. B. (206) (284) (311) from an automobile while she 

is on her way to marry A-3. A's rival in love (367b) 

(a) (103) (105) 

B disguises herself and meets A, the man she loves, as an Unknown * B seeks to 
discover whether A really loves her **(142) (246a) (249) (250) (357) 

(b) (103) (141) (162a) 

B resorts to simulation in order to discover whether A, the man she loves, really 
loves her (93a) (82a) 

83 

(102) (143) (145) (148) (207) (S70a> 

B pretends that she is engaged to be married in order to be free of certain annoying 

experiences (21) (207 tr A & B) 



30 

8U-93 Love and Courtship PLOTTO Love's Misadventures 



(a) (947) (976) (1242a) 

B, in order to be free of unwelcome lovers, invents a mechanical figure, X, which 
she pretends is her husband (354b) (2e) 

(b) (101a) (1095) 

A, annoyed by unwelcome love affairs, pretends that he has an invalid wife, BX 
(71-1) (If) 

ft5 

(a). (114) .(178) (18Sa) 

B, in love with A, treats A harshly in an attempt to arouse his anger and spur him 
into proving his abilities (125a) (225) 

(b) (162a) (249) 

B seeks to prove A's love for her by a stratagem * B deliberately manoeuvers her- 
self and A into a compromising situation, and then places the responsibility squarely 
upon A ** (876b) (212b) 

86 

(32) (36). (38) (68) (124) (871) (1105). 

B, unmarried and impelled by an unusual motive, pretends that she is engaged to 
be married to a fictitious person, AX, and has the announcement published in a news- 
paper (58a) (1242a) 

87 
(34) (91) (162a) (163) 

B disguises herself as a boy, in order to be near A, whom she secretly adores (144) 
(146) (147) 

88 

(291) (330a) (659) (745) (916) (993) 

B, in order to carry out an enterprise considered necessary, offers to sell herself in 

marriage to the highest bidder (182a) (269) (351a) 

89 

(223) (225) (228) (246) 

B, thinking a symbol of lost love, X (1384), has a magic power of its own, seeks 

to regain love by wearing the symbol (1368 ch A to B) (746) 

90 

(a) (240) (290) (59) (66b, ch B to B-3) (1175a) 

B elopes with A, who promises her a theatrical engagement (60) (142) (226) 
(415) 

(b) (218a) (324) (678 ch SR-B to B-3) 

B's ambition is to do B-3 an injury; so she elopes with A, who is engaged to marry 
B-3 (221 ch B to B-3) (224) (247) 

91 

(27) (29) (98) (1167) (1170) (1180) 

B, in love with A, seeks to save A from disaster (595) (608) (610) by shrewd 

enterprise (92) (94a) (114) (125a) 

92 

(27) (126) (163) (1181) (1185) (1195) (1197) 

B is in love with A, who has been arrested on a criminal charge by A-6 (753) (1084) 
(1101) * B, in order to help her lover, A, escape from A-6, the officer who has ar- 
rested him, makes love to A-6 ** (183 ch A to A-6) (230 ch A to A-6) (866) 

93 

(a) (59) (103) (164) 

B, wealthy, pretends to lose all her money in an unfortunate investment, by way 
of discovering which of her lovers loves her for herself alone (210-3) (214) (361a. b) 
(366) 

(b) (186) (199) (200) 

B, seeking to prove whether or not A really loves her (141), has recourse to a stra- 
tagem (82a) (93a) (87) 



31 

Love's Misadventures PLOTTO Lore and Coarlship 9^1-103 

94 

(a) (3a, b) (14a. b, c) (925-*) (949) 

B and A are in love. B-3, by craftiness (138) (215a) steals A away from B (216) ; * 
then B, matching her own craftiness against B-3's, steals B-3's thunder and wins 
A back again (359) (361a, b) ** 

(b) (337a) (3iO) 

B's friend, B-2, an attractive married woman, seeks- to save A, B's fiance, from the 
wiles of a designing woman, B-3, and restore him to B. B-2 does this by winning 
A away from B-3 (337b) (322b) 

93 
,(27) (91) (291) (113) (311) 

B will lose her lover. A, if she allows A to proceed with an enterprise (225) (125a) 
(1201) (1267a) (1278a) instigated by herself. To avoid losing A, B defeats 
the enterprise by making a confessioti (50) 

(13) Seeking "by Craftiness to Escape Misfortune 
96 

(703) (925-*) (937) (121) (239) (947) 

A betrays B and does not marry her as he promised (60) (68) (98) (188b ch 

A to A-8) 

97 
(260a) (280a) (284) 

A, in love with B, seeks to save B, by secret enterprise and at any cost from threat- 
ening misfortune (236) (267) (351a) 

98 

(1185) (1247) 

A is one of the "idle rich", who craftily retains his high place in society m spite 
of the fact that he has secretly betrayed a young woman B (1325) (1326 ch A to 
A-8) (1328) (1349) (1262) 

99 

(259 ch B to B-8) (321a ch B to B-8) (13a) (38) (325) 

A and B, both unmarried, enter into a business association. They covenant and 

agree that love between them shall be taboo (808a) (822) 

100 

(275) (276) (299) (1298) 

A, in love witt B, is determined to see B, although the determination will surely 

involve him in misfortune unless he resorts to crafty etiterprise (1209a) (70) 

101 

(a) (250) (918) (926) . . , . ^ 

A is so besieged by match-making mammas that their meddling seriously interferes 
with the practice of his profession. He resolves to escape the annoyance by a 
stratagem (84b) (1163b) 

(b) (718b) (949a) ^ . ^ . 

A is a sentimental person, fancy free but yearning for love * A is a poet, fancy free, 
who keeps his lightning rods up in the hope of attracting a bolt of the .Jivine passion 
** (14b) (24a, b, c, d, e) (25) 

102 
(32) (325) 

B is falsely suspected ot being in love with various men. She decides to free her- 
self of the suspicion by a stratagem (86) (952 ch A to B) (1204) 

103 

(104) (143) . , • , ^ .1. 

B is in doubt as to which of her many lovers are in love with her money, rattier 
than with her, and she resolves to settle the doubt by secret enterprise (82a) (93a) 



32 

i0^-ii2 Love and Courtship PLOTTO Love's Misadventures 

104 

(188a) (189) (290) (291) 

B, if she wins a certain contest, also wins A-3, a lover of wealth and distinction 
whom she does not love, although she does love riches and social prominence; and 
if she loses the contest, she wins A, a poor lover whom she does love (356) (239) 
(933) (355) 

(10) Suffering an Estrangement Due to Mistaken Judgment 

105 

(49) (585 ch "wife of A" to "sweartheart of A") 

A believes that his sweetheart, B, is dead; and B, at a distance, learns of this mis- 
taken belief on A's part (82a) (162a) (357) 

(15) Finding a Sustaining Power in Misfortune 

106 

(259 ch B to B-8) (898) (681a) 

A is a crabbed, disagreeable person whose misfortune it is to find no pleasure in 
life * A, a crabbed, disagreeable person, falls in love with B (4a) (9a. b) and, 
under the inspiration of love, his character undergoes a transformation ** (41a, b, c) 
(131; 115) (359) « 

107 
(131) (85a) (156) 

A's little world seems to crumble about his ears when he fancies that his sweet- 
heart, B, is false to him * A, discovering that B is still true to him, undergoes a 
character transformation; pep, persistency and eloquence return, and lead him to 
" success and happiness ** (360a) (369) (370) 

108 

(750) (43) (1167) 

A, sweetheart of B, is condemned to die for a transgression he did not commit * 
A, unjustly imprisoned, is pardoned and restored to liberty when B appeals to high 
authority. A-9 ** (895) (350) 

109 

(249) (259-3) (283) (284), (291) (313) 

A loses his sweetheart, loses his liberty on a false charge (43) (747) (731) (623) 
(608), escapes prison and survives shipwreck (650^ (686) (688) (690), at last 
to reach the island where great treasure is buried (1394) (1369) (1403) (1436) 
(1406; 1408) (13S3). And he recovers the treasure (360a) (963; 907) 

(1) Engaging in a Difficult Enterprise When Promised 
a Reward for High Achievement 

110 

(la, g) (4b) (22a) 

A, in love with B, is promised her hand in marriage if he will: [1] successfully ac- 
complish a work of great difficulty (209) (225) (111) (112) (113) (114) 
(115) |21 demonstrate his ability by securing a position at a salary which the parents 
of B think necessary for her comfort and happiness (1374) (1377b); or, [3] solve 
a puzzling mystery (1352) (1377b) (1381) (1392) (1399) 

111 

(22a) (20a) (le) 

A, in love with B, is required by F-B, father of B, to secure a certain amount of 

money before he will be seriously considered as a son-in-law (628) (1101) (1269) 

(1297) 

112 
(If. g) (4b) 

A loves B; and B's father, F-B, promises him B's hand in marriage if he will carry 
out successfully an enterprise of great difficulty and danger (209) (313) 



33 

Loves Misadventures PLOTTO Love and Courtship 113-122 

113 

(111) (114) 

A. in love with B, struggles to accumulate enough money to be able to marry (117) 
(1001a) (1028) 

114 
(125) (291) (595) (748) 

B informs A, the man she loves, that he will lose her love unless he overcomes his 
lack of enterprise and makes the determination to win his dominant trait (132) 
(604) (606) (662) (757) 

115 
(1061) (1062) (1063) (1064) (1090) 

B is in love with A; but, before she will promise to marry him, she stipulates that 
he must do big work, wonderfully big work (1093; 1098) (1073) 

(9) Being Put to a Test in Which Love Will be Lost if More 
Material Fortunes are Advanced 

116 

(117) (118) 

A loses wealth by marrying B against the wishes of a rich relative, who disinherits 
him (363a) (366) 

(8) Confronting a Situation in Which Wealth is Made Con- 
ditional Upon a Certain Course of Action in a Love Aflfair 

117 

(26a, b ch B to BX) (1432 ch A to P-A & NW to A) 

A, a wanderer, is left a fortune by F-A, his father, in case he can be found and will 

marryBX. a woman he has never seen (116) (132) (230 ch B to BX) 

118 

(302) (1432 ch A to GF-A & NW to A) 

A will be disinherited by his wealthy grandfather, GF-A, if he does not perform an 
act which will prove a grievous injury to F-B (276 ch F-A to GF-A), father of B, 
the wom.an A loves (116) (116; 1041 ch A to GF-A) 

(2) Falling in Love at a Time When Certain Obligations 
Forbid Love 



(128) (476a) (476b ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) (477 ch A to A-8 & A-2 to A) 

A, unmarried, elopes with B, the wife of his dearest friend, A-2 (400 ch A to A-8 & 

A-3 to A) (418 ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) 



(17a) (140) (409 ch A to A-S & A-3 to A) 

A, unmarried, falls in love with married B; B's husband, A-8, will not divorce B, 
nor will she divorce him (457) (129) (133) (148; 210) 

121 

(27) (32) (34) 

B, unmarried, seeks motherhood because of a lofty ideal that does not shrink from 
public censure (945) (946) 

(25) Seeking to Save a Person Who is Accused of 
Transgression 

122 

(260a) (280a) (1177 ch A to A-3) (1181 ch A to A-3) 

A and A-3 are both in love with B (84) (235) (280). A seeks to protect A-3 

from arrest (80a, b) (147) 



34 

123-131 Love and Courtship PLOTTO Love's Misadventures 

(39) Forsaking Cherished Ambitions to Carry Out an 
Obligation 

123 

(70) (13ir. ch A-3 to F-B) 

A, to protect a parent, F-A, is compelled to take measures aginst F-B, father of B, 
the girl A loves (41c) (248) (282a) 

124 
(37) (1279a) (148) 

B is older than A and feels that it will be unjust to permit A to marry her, although 
she dearly loves him * B suffers rem.orse after rejecting A's love ** (11a ch B to B-3 
& M-B to B) (lib, c) (326-1) (251) (268) (325) 

(28) Facing a Situation in Which the Misfortunes of One 
Greatly Esteemed Call for Courage and Sagacious Enterprise 

125 

(a). (114) (158) 

B, in love with A, who is unfortunate and unenterprising, sees an opportunity for 
A to make great gain and influences him to take advantage of it (180) (284; 351a) 

(b) f26nb) (265b) 

B, in love with A who is forgetful and absent-minded, is asked by A to marry him. 
B tells A to call on her for his answer on a certain day at a certain hour. If he can 
remember to come, B is resclved^to accept him (367b) (284) 

(c) (88) (745) 

B is in love with A, who is engaged in settling the estate of B's deceased father, 
F-B * B's father, F-B, deceased, was heavily in debt, and A, wealthy, pays the debts 
unknown to B ** (367b) (8USa) 

126 
(27) (291) (244) (695b) 

B, sweetheart of A, persuades A to seek wealth by transgression (628) (628 ch B 
to B-3) (637) (296) (701) 

(41) Finding an Obligation at Variance With Ambition, 
Inclination or Necessity 

127 

(a) (291) (311) 

A believes thatB will not marry him until he becomes wealthy (638) (621) (850b) 

(b) (1061) (1082) (1079) (1092) 

A believes that B will not marry him until he overcomes his personal limitations 
(252a) (853) (855) (857) 

128 

(24a, b, c, e) (25) (3a) (494 ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) 

A, in love with B, discovers that B is married to A-8 (134a, b) (558 ch A to A-8 & 

A-3 to A) 

129 
(128) (159) (170) (185) (196) 

A and B ai'e in love; but certain unhappy conditions prevent the cherished culmina- 
tion of their romance (371 ch B to B-3) (397) (402 ch A to A-3 Sc A-3 to A) 

130 

(220) (148) (330a) 

A is on his way to marry B and has only a few hours before the ceremony. He meets 

with misfortune (154a) (314) (634) (664) (711a, b) 

131 

(la, b, c, d, f, g) (14a, b, c) 

A is so much in love with B that his business languishes and he devotes all his 

time to courtship (41a) (85a) (115) (311) 



35 

Love's Misadventures PLOTTO Love and Courtship 132-1^/3 

(123) (118) (3b) 

A, if he carries out a certain obligation, will be unfaithful to B, and will lose her 

love (116) (291; 700) (95) (986) (1007) 

(17a, b) (120). 

A loves B, and is compelled to stand helplessly by while B undertakes a dangerous 

enterprise (516 ch A to A-8) (893) (956) (1137a) 

134 

(a) (290) (299) (300) 

A, and the woman he loves, B, are lost in the woods; and it is evident that they 
will have to remain in the woods all night (351b) (870a) 

(b) (70) (73) 

A, and B with whom A is in love, find themselves trapped in a ruinous old house 
from which escape seems impossible. Night is coming on, and B accuses A of 
seeking to compromise her so that he may win her in marriage (147) (360a, b) 
(876b) 

135 

(139 ch A-2 to F-A) (7oa ch A-3 to F-A) (Id) (148 ch A to P-A) 

A and his father, F-A, are both in love with B and wish to marry her (156 ch A to 

F-A) (282a) (983 v.h A-8 to F-B; 269 ch A-3 to F-A) (351a ch A-3 to F-A) 

136 

(997a) (1022) 

A and A-3 are in love with B*. Obliged to carry out the orders of A-3, A is com- 
manded to 11] commit suicide, or [2] to leave the field clear for A-3 ** (209) (351a) 
(352b) (884 ch A-5 to A-3) 

137 

(a) (27 add A-3) (139 ch A-2 to A-3) 

A and A-3, twin brothers, are both in love with B (80b) (821 ch "son SN" to 
"brother A-3") 

(b) (678) (668 ch "mother M-B" to "sister SR-B") 

B and SR-B, twin sisters, are both in love with A (215a ch B-3 to SR-B) (216 ch 
B-3 to SR-B) (238 ch B-3 to SR-B) 

138 
(94b) (238) 

A, engaged to marry B, receives a request from B-3, his former sweetheart, that 
he come and see her (170) (172) (319) 

139 

(885a ch A to A-2) (997a) (885a ch B to A-2; 097) 

A discovers that his best friend, A-2, is in love with B, the girl A is seeking to marry 
(157 ch A-3 to A-2) (174 ch A-3 to A-2) (122 ch A-3 to A-2) (75a, b, ch A-3 
to A-2) (175 ch A-3 to A-2) (350 ch A-3 to A-2) 

140 

(259 ch B to B-8) (898) (32) (325) 

A and B, associatmg in platonic friendship, find that love will not be denied (22a) 

(97) (366) (367a, b) (837) 

141 

(145) (992) (55) (111) (113) 

B, in love with A, has worn A's engagement ring for vears (129) (142) (162a) 
(234a) (249) (363a) 

142 
(162a) (82a, b) (87) (93a, b) 

B, in love with A, discovers secretly that A no longer loves her, although he is 
wiUing to marry her as he has promised (324) (256) (287) (261) (325) (326-2) 

143 

(38) (908) (916) 

B has so many lovers that she has no time to give to any one or anything else (96) 

(102) (931) 



36 

i^^-i52 Love and Courtship PLOTTO Love's Misadvenfuies 

144 

(646) (654 ch A to B) 

B, in the hands of enemies of A (616) (719) is being forced to do their bidding 
(666) (1010) by threats of violence against A, the man she loves (1135a without the 
clause in parentheses) (1135a, with the clause in parentheses) 

145 

(921) (976) (1100) 

B, an attractive girl, is so absorbed in serious pursuits that she subordinates every- 
thing else, even love, to her high ambition (If) (31) (84a) 

146 

(142) (158) (170) (266) 

B loves A; but A's rival, A-3, makes a captive of B (81 tr A & A-3) and intends 

compelling her to marry him (352b) (851) (884a ch A to B & A-5 to A-3) 

(29) Aiding Another to Hide from the World a Fateful Secret 

147 

(644) (648) (801) 

B shares v/ith her sweetheart, A, an important secret which, if revealed, would 

bring misfortune to B (224 tr B & A) (596) (1408) (1409^ ^660b) 

(4) Being Impelled by Inordinate Fancy to Exercise 
Mistaken Judgment in a Love Affair 

148 

(38 ch B to A) (949a) (954) 

A, because of his romantic surroundings (197) (210-1), imagines himself in love 

with B (152; 211) (69; 214) (3a; i70a, b, c) 

149 

(1073) (912a) 

A, a widower, elderly, wealthy, temporarily bewitched by the vernal season, ima- 
gines himself in love with B, a servant in his own household (616) (658) (33 ch 
M-B to F-B) (151) 

150 
(120 ch A-8 to A-2) (476a ch A to A-2 & A-3 to A) (900) 

A, unmarried, elopes with B (405 ch A to A-2) (477 tr A & A-2; 403 ch A to A-2; 
468 ch A to A-2; 781) the wife of his best friend, A-2; then B leaves A to elope with 
A-3 (951) (925) (918b) (705) 

151 

(149) (210-2) (232) (27) (38) (220) (239) 

A, fancying himself in love with B, corrects the error when his fancy is discredited 

(314) (865^ (880a) 

(36) Undergoing an Experience that Results in a 
Remarkable Character Change 



(a) (982a ch A to A-8.& NW to A) (916 ch B to A) 

A is a youth who is "wild" and hard to manage; he falls in love with B (812b; 230 

tr A & E) (224) and his character is transformed (234a) (289) (3G7a) 

(1>) (1220b) (1244b) 

A's secretary, B, is a criminal, "planted" in A's home by A-5, a crook * B, a criminal, 

confederate of A-5, a crook, falls in love with her employer, A ** (144) (616) 



37 

Lovers Misadventures PLOTTO Love and Courship 153-161 



(20) Becoming Involved with Conditions in whicli 
Misfortune is Indicated 

153 

(21Sb) (976) (1042b) 

A, in love with B, has a valuable gift sent to B by a jeweler. * Through error, or by 
evil intent, packages are transposed; and the gift received by B, as from A, very 
nearly proves disastrous to A's love affair ** (170) (172; 1136) (349) 

154 

(a) (73) (311) 

A, planning to meet B at a country church where they are to be secretly married, 
becomes lost in a storm and does not reach the church until B, and all the others, 
have left (261) (316) (154b) 

(b) (160) (75a) 

A's rival in love, A-3, learning of the plans of A and B for a secret marriage, sends 
an automobile to the church with a confederate, A-5, who lures B away by telling 
her A has sent for her (146) (885) 

155 

(916 ch B to AX) (954) (923 ch A to AX) (954 ch A to AX) 
AX, a gay young blade traveling through the country, takes refuge from a storm 
in a rural church. To his astonishment, he is hailed at once as a bridegroom, and 
is hurried to the altar where a pretty girl, R (38) (166) in an exhausted condition, 
seems waiting for him. In a spirit of recklessness (421 ch A to AX), he allows him- 
self to be married to her; and when she, after the ceremony, seems to realize that 
he is not the man she thought he was, he hurriedly makes his escape (389 ch A to 
AX) (432b ch A to AX) (451 ch A to AX) 

156 

(la, b, d, f, g) 

A, a pretender, in love with B, «;ecretly discovers B making fun of his pretentions; 
he retires from the scene in disgust, hurt and indignant, and gives B up (320) 
(344) (922b) (1171) 

157 

(704) (1021b ch A-2 to A-3) (913 ch A-2 to A-3) 

A and A-3, once bosom friends, become enemies through their rivalry for the love 

of B (122) (174) (352b) (906 ch A-2 to A-3) 

158 

(159) (171) 

A's rival for the hand of B, A-3, is more energetic and enterprising than A and 

seems to be m.ore favored (85a) (177) (285a) (364a) 

159 

(25) _ (940-*) (24a, b, c, d, e; f37) 

A is in love with B and does not know he has a more favored rival, A-3 (127a, b) 

(139 ch A-2 to A-3) (267) (319 ch A-2 to A-3; 294a ch A-2 to A-3) 

160 

(171) (75a) 

A has a rival in love, A-3, whose assurance is the key to his extraordinary resource- 
fulness (158; 114; 1134; 81) (80a^ (366; 1242b) 

161 

(7aX (1377 tr A & A-2) 

A discovers that a certain "charm," X, with which he has won success in love, is 
no charm at all. The person who gave him the charm tells him that faith in it is 
all that counts. Let a xTian be sure of himself, with or without a charm, and he is 
bound to conquer love (182b) (350) 



38 

162-171 Love and Courtship PLOTTO Loves Misadventures 



(a) (736) (740) (913 ch A-2 to B) (928a) 

B, in love with A, is uncertain of A's affections (47a, b) (67) (82a, b) 

(b) (39) (96) (98) 

B has been betrayed, and her child is to be born out of wedlock * B, a poor un- 
fortunate, meditates suicide as the only way out of her misfortunes ** (188b) 
(945) (946) 

163 

(114) (125a) (126) (608) (623) (777) 

B learns that her lover, A, has fallen into desperate misfortune (91) (92) 

164 

(564a ch A to A-8) (2e) 

B, a rich widow, has so many suitors she finds it difficult to make a choice (82a, b: 

142) (102) (103) 

165 
(203) (201) (164) 

B loses her watch (or a locket), and has her lovers search for it. The picture of A, 
the lover B favors, is in the watch (301b) (360b) 

166 

(64) (73) (154a) 

B, running away from home to marry A, arrives in an exhausted condition at the 
church where she is to meet A. Scarcely realizing v/hat is going on, she is mar- 
ried to a man who, as her senses clear, she discovers is not A but AX (155). She 
swoons on making the discoverv, and AX disappears (402 ch A to AX) (451 ch 
A to AX) 

167 
(280b) (634) 

B, her first lover having died, after some years falls in love a second time. AX, 
the man she loves, greatly cast down, tells B he is already married, and to a woman 
he does not even know, BX. He recites the circumstances (365b ch B to BX) 
(365c ch B to BX) (365d) ; * and then strangely, even implausibly, it develops that 
BX is B. (166 ch B to BX) ** 

(b) (647) (648) (665 ch A-3 to A) (659) (18) (162b) 

B, failing miserably in her chosen line of work, takes "the easier way" and becomes 

the mistress of A (279) (359) (743a) 

(5) Becoming Involved in a Hopeless l^ove Affair, and Seeking 
to make the best of a Disheartening Situation 

16B 

(603b, c. d) 

A, and his friend, A-2, traveling together, meet with a tragic accident in which 
A-2 is killed. Before he dies, A-2 requests A to carry the news of his death to his 
sweetheart, B (130 ch A to A-2) (112 ch A to A-2) (175 ch A-3 to A-2). A 
proceeds with his mission (14a) (139) (5) 

169 

(26a. b) 

A falls in with his friend, A-2, who is on his way to meet B, a girl he has never 
seen but to whom he is betrothed * A and A-2 m.eet with a tragic adventure and 
A-2 is killed **(603b, c, d) (168) 

170 
(177) (178) (182) (212a) 

A and B, lovers, have a violent quarrel, and B returns a gift, X, she has received 
from A (57) (208) (349) 

171 
(941) (944) (964a) (921) (946) 

A. a humble lover, has a rival for the love of B— A-3 (75b) (899 ch A to A-3) 
(925-*) who is cultured, polished and a man of the world (75f)) (239 ch A to A-3) 



39 

Love's Misadventures PLOTTO Love and Courtship 172-179b 

172 

(212a) (213^ (222a) 

B, estranged from her lover, A, whom she dearly loves, sends a telegram to another 

person and unconsciously puts A's name and address at the top of it (194b) (1136) 

173 

(21oa) (216) (221a) 

B wore a certain ornament when her false lover, A. proposed to her. She has an 
odd conviction thp.t the same misfortune will befall any other woman who wears the 
ornament (238) (849; 1245) 

(57) Seeking to Unravel a Puzzling Complication 

174 

(160) (157) 

A and A-3, rivals in love, agree to meet at a certain hour, call on B, and ask her 
to choose between them (183) (810a; 1265b) 

(3) Seeking to Demonstrate the Pow er of Love by a Test 
of Courage 

175 

(75a) (76) (93b add A-3) 

B puts the love of two suitors, A and A-3, to the test (78) (79) 

176 

(a) (175) (93b) 

B, seeking to make a test of her lover's devotion, capriciously sends him into des- 
perate danger (212b) (342) 

(b) (175) (59) 

B, seeking to make a test of her lover's devotion, capriciously plunges into danger 
to see if he will follow her (851) (85b) 

(c) (164) (162a) 

B promises A that she will marry him if he will successfully carry out a difficult 
enterprise (212a, b) 

(23) Becoming Involved in a Complication That Has to do 
With Mistaken Judgment and Suspicion 

177 

(77) (112) 

A mistakenly believes that F-B, the father of B, the girl he loves, is his enemy 

(300) (311) (322a) (360a) 

178 

(29) (31) (24a, b,.e) 

B promises to m.eet A, her lover, at her home and introduce him to her parents. 
A, arriving in advance of B. is mistaken for A-7, a man who is expected to call 
and apply for the position of butler (70; 352a) (702 ch A to F-B; 1164 ch A to 
F-B & A-8 to A) 

(11) Confronting a Situation in Which Courage and Devo- 
tion Alone Can Save the Fortunes of One Beloved 

179 

(131) (1042b) (158) (170 

A, by mental telepathy, becomes aware of a terrible danger threatening B, the 

woman he loves (144) (146) (1137a) 

(b) (217) (223) 

A, at a long distance from B, and in a lonely country, hears an agonized call from 

his sweetheart over the phone (483 ch "wife" to "sweetheart") (1154a) 



40 

I79cl81 Love and Courtship PLOTTO Love's Misadventures 

(c) (13S9b) (If) 

A has a clairvoyant vision apprising him of danger that threatens his sweetheart, 

B (694) (873) (1172) 

180 
(70 ch A to A-3) (206) 

A, a man of great strength and skill, is in love with B. F-B, father of B, sure of 
A's prowess and proud of it, in order to lure the champion of a rival clan, A-3, into 
a wrestling match with A (726b), offers the hand of B to the victor of the bout 
(652b) (350) (142; 94a; 933 ch B to A) 

181 

(a) (41b) (114) (234a-*) (I76b) (162a) (164) 

A, riding his cow pony through the bleak hills, sees B, on a mettlesome horse, her 
bridle-rein broken, plunging helplessly toward the brink of a cliff. A, with a rattle 
of spurs, overtakes B and snatches her clear of the saddle.* Thereupon, love is 
declared and accepted (188a) (241) (360a) ** 

(b) (135 ch A to SN & F-A to A) (148 ch A to SN) 

A's son, SN. is determined to marry B, whom A thinks is unworthy * A, seeking 
to prevent his son, SN, from marrying B, makes love to B and plans to marry* 
her himself (241 ch A to SN & F-A to A) (159 ch A to SN & A-3 to A) (156) 

(c) (885b) (1426b) 

A and A-4 held prisoners in a strange lost city, escape with the help of B, a sup- 
posed goddess * A is in love with B; and B, rescuing A and A-4 from their captors, 
flees with them when they effect their escape (157 ch A-3 to A-4) (1395) 



41 

Marriage Proposal PLOTTO Love and Courtship 182-190 

(21) Falling Into Misfortune Through Mistaken Judgment 

182 

(a) (56) (143) (235) (1105) 

B, thinking she has received a proposal of marriaqe from A (192a) (195), accepts. 
Later, she discovers it was A-3 (76) (160) who proposed (260a) (266) (318) 

(b) (148) (lS7b ch SR to B & B-3 to SR-B) 

A is in love with B. Intending to propose marriage to B, he discovers that he has 
proposed to B-3 * A, thinking he is proposing marriage to B, finds that he has 
proposed to B-3, who accepts him ** (137b ch SR-B to B-3) (261) (284) (340) 

183 

(142) (162a) (659) (665) (669 ch A-5 to A-3) 

B, while in an irresponsible state of mind, promises to marry A-3 (Id) (239 ch 
A to A-3); and later, realizing what she has done, regrets the promise (404) (406 
tr A & A-3) 

184 
(56) (62) . . , ,. 

B takes the opposite meaning of an ambiguous sentence and accepts A's statement 
(196) (288) as a proposal of marriage (65) (307) 

(50) Being Impelled by an Unusual Motive to Engage in 
Crafty Enterprise 

185 

(312) (299) 

A is in love with B and is determined to ask her to marry him, btit B is so closely 
guarded that A is in despair becatise of his lack of opportunity * A seeks by subtlity 
to make an opportunity to ask B to marry him ** (81) (82a tr A & B) (352a) 

186 

(816b) (743a) 

A, in order to rescue B, who is ill and without funds, pretends to be in love with 

her and proposes mar'-iage (142) (230) (373) (393) 

187 

(145) (956-*) (1105) (1119) 

A, in love with B and wishing to propose marriage, finds it impossible because B 
is so busy he can never find her alone. He seeks to make an opportunity by strat- 
agem (163; 91) (352a) 

188 

(a) (85a) (114) (189) 

B, impelled by an unusual motive, agrees to marry A if she loses to him in a certain 
contest of skill [archery, shooting at a mark with rifle or revolver, solving a mystery] 
(1343) (1364) (1384) * B has the ability to defeat A in a certain contest if she 
so desires ** (355) (1243) (234b) 

(b) (162b) (968) (98 ch A to A-8) (926) 

B, about to commit suicide, is restrained by a stranger, A. A is informed by B 
that life is too bitter, since there is no name for her unborn child * A, a stranger, 
offers to marry B and so save her from a crowning disgrace ** (411a, b) (963) 
(365d ch BX to B) 

189 
(18Sa) (164) 

B, asked by A to marry him, wants a little m.ore light on A's character before mak- 
ing up her mind * B challenges A to a contest of skill, her acceptance or rejection 
to be determined by the result ** (234b) (355) (615) 

190 
(641) (645) (659) 

B, not in love with A, for certain reasons proposes to A, not in love with B (230) 
(365a) 



42 

191-199 Love and Courtship PLOTTO Marriage Proposal 



(44) Seeking by Unusual Methods to Conquer Personal 
Limitations 

191 

(185) (187) (145) 

A, seeking desperately his chance to propose marriage to B, rescues her from drown- 
ing, and proposes while they are clinging to an overturned boat (124) (227) 

192 

(a) (106) (99; 9a; 201) 

A, lacking courage to propose to B face to face, proposes over the telephone (172) 
(182a tr A & A-3) (182b) 

(b) (139) (160 ch A-3 to A-2) 

A sends his friend, A-2, to B with a proposal of marriage * A-2 proposes to B for A; 
and B, thinking A-2 is speaking for himself, accepts him *+ (266 ch A-3 to A-2) 
(300 ch A-3 to A-2) (318 ch A-3 to A-2) 

193 

(203) (609) 

A, in love with B but too backward and diffident to propose marriage, is horrified 
to hear a child, CH, who knows of his passion, propose to B on his behalf. * But A 
is overjoyed when B accepts ** (754; 163) (801) (842a) (893) 

194 

(a) (38) (56) (196) 

B, thinking A loves her and lacks the courage to make an avowal, proposes mar- 
riage to him after he has rescued her from a tragic accident (191 tr A & B) (264) 
(307) (325) 

(b) (260b) (325a; 261) 

B sends a telegram to A-3 accepting his offer of marriage * B, accepting A-3's 
proposal of marriage by telegram, through error sends the telegram to A, the lover 
from whom she is estranged ** (343) (381) 

195 

(9a, b) (160) (162a) (235) 

B, out in a storm on a pitch-dark night, receives a proposal of marriage. Unable 
to see her lover, and scarcely able to hear him, she nevertheless accepts — and meets 
with a disagreeable surprise (182a) (lS2b tr B & B-3) 

(20) Becoming Involved With Conditions in Which 
Misfortune is Indicated 

196 

(1061) (1132) 

A, because of timidity, is unable to ask B's hand in marriage (127a; 628) (97) 

(179a, c) (194a) 

197 

(686) (687) (689) (691) (714) (937) (959) 

A, threatened with death by savages, is offered his life by B, the ruler of the tribe, 

if he will marry her (904) (973) 

198 
X941) (905) 

A, of a proud old Southern family, impoverished in fortune, feels that he cannot 
ask wealthy B, with whom he is in love, to marry him (93a, b) (1155) 

199 

(680a) (680b) (715b) 

A is poor and crippled, and his pride will not suffer him to ask B, the woman he 

loves, to marry him (93b) (264) (257b; 345 tr B & B-3) 



43 

Marriage Proposal PLOTTO Love and Courtship 200-20^4 

200 

(675) (1131) 

A, in love with B and eager to win her in marriage, procrastinates as a matter of 

habit in making the marriage proposal (215b) (221b) (1075a ch B to B-3) 

201 

(la. b. d. f. g) 

A, fearing that B will refuse him, finds it impossible to propose marriage (324) 

(323; 325) 

202 
(24a. b) 

A. in love with B. has reasons for not proposing marriage (211) (214) (227) 
(245) (257a) (272) (287) (288) 

203 
(1061) (1132) 

A and B, in love, are each too difRdent to make an avowal to the other (179a, b. c) 
(193) (352b) 

204 
(265b) (1389b) 

A is absent-m.inded * A asks B to marry him and forgets that he has done so ** 
(1075a ch B to B-8) (1101) 



44 

205-2iU Love and Courtship PLOTTO Loves Rejection 

(21) Falling Into Misfortune Through Mistaken Judgment 

205 

(214) (219) (221a) 

A, winning the love of B (23a, b) (34) (250) in his youth, and casting it aside, 

goes searching for it in later years (207) (148) (361b) (377-*; 378 ch B to B-3) 

206 

(260a) (280a) 

A, in love with B, discovers that his rival, A-3, is unworthy. B seems to favor 

A-3 (97) (266) (236; 267) 

207 
(34) (55) (71b ch B to A) (1095> 

A suffers remorse for telling B that he was married when he was not * A did not 
think that he loved B, but later finds that he does ** (46) (205) (220) 

208 

(Ic. d) (10a) 

A, in love with B, discovers that B is a confirmed coquette and is merely playing 

with him (176a, b, c) (320) (244; 421 tr B & B-3) 

209 

(110) (112) (180) 

A carries out successfully a very difficult enterprise when promised the hand of B 
in marriage by F-B, father of B * A, discovering secretly that B loves a rival, A-3, 
refuses to hold B to a promise of marriage made by F-B *■* (267) (281b) (313) 
(345 tr B & B-3) 

210 
(101b) (1389b) (968) .... 

A, under abnormal conditions, falls in love with B; on returning to normal condi- 
tions, he sees B as she really is and his love fades. [1] A's imagination errs in 
a high, mountainous country; on returning to sea level, the error is manifest, and 
he renounces it (l-^S) (150). [2] A's imagination errs on the romantic side in 
spring; but, as sum.mer advances, he corrects his mistaken fancy (149) (151). 
[31 A believes B wealthy; on discovering that she is poor, his ardor cools (le; 
(59; 93a). [4] A's romantic success is won with a love "charm"; on discovering 
that the charm is a humbug, romance evaporates (7a; 8a; 161) 

211 

(1075a, b) (898; 1075a ch B to B-3) (205) (315; 1075a ch B to B-3) 
A, who has long cherished B in his heart as the loveliest and most perfect of her 
sex, returns home after a long absence and discovers that. B has become an immoral 
character (921; 946; 97) (27; 359) 

212 

(a) (126) (176c> 

A is pledged by B, the woman he loves, to undertake an enterprise that will bring 
him serious misfortune * B pledges A to an enterprise which, unknown to B, will 
bring him serious m.isfortune ** (50) (212b) 

(b) (212a) (342) 

A. having carried out successfully an enterprise instigated by capricious B, re- 
nounces her love (225) (746) (S02 ch B-3 to A) (946) 

213 

(274) (597) (612) (623) 

A and B are in love; but one of A's employees, A-7, tells B of a (seeming) trans- 
qression that A has committed. B credits the story * A-7 is a mercenary of A-3, 
A's rival in love ** (249) (262a) (315) 

214 

(24a, b, c) (22a) 

A, in love with B, is persuaded by Old Dry-as-Dust, the sage, AX, to turn from 

love as from something evil (82a, b) (205) (352a. b) (3633) 



45 

Ume's Rejection PLOTTO Lore and Courtship 215-223 



(a) (239) (256) (494 ch B to B-3. A to A-S & A-3 to A) 

A, because of the wiles of B-3. a coquette, breaks his engagement to marry B, 
whom he loves (94a. b) (220 ch B to B-3) (361a) 

(b) (218b) (215a) 

A is in love with both B and B-3 * While A debates within himself whether he 
shall propose marriage to B or B-3, B and B-3 engage themselves to marrv other 
lovers (233) (224) 

216 
(218a) (170) 

A isiabout to marry B-3. who has deceived him into thinking B, the woman he loves, 
is uniaithful (220 ch B to B-3; 865; S80a) (238) 

217 
(158) (160; (75a) 

A's rival for the love«)f B, A-3, basely deceives B with false suspicious of A (213) 
(220;;233) (266) 

218 

(a) (1083) (1088) (34) (292 ch B to B-3) 

A, although he lov'es B, is a conceited person * B-3 flatters A's vanity and so man- 
euvers him into an engagement to marry* her **(2o6) (287 ch B to B-3) 

(b) (153) (1461d) 

A SMids a gift to B. the woman he loves; B-3 intercepts the gift, and craftily re- 
places it with a photo of herself, lovingly inscribed to A (82a, b) (82a; 61; 364b) 

219 

(718b) (24a. b) 

A, influenced by his maiden sisters, SR-A, SR-A, renounces his affair with B, the 

woman he^oves (226) (230.^ (364b) ^261) 

220 

(3a) (218b ch B to B-3) (305) (647) (948) 

A's friends, A-2, A-2, believe that B. whom A is about to marry, is a woman of 

immoral character and that A should be restrained a09o; 953) (S70; 851; 364b) 

(865) 

221 

(a) (24a, b) (22a) 

A, in love with B, renounces his love when told by his friend, A-2, that it is unwise 
(139) (601; 163; 91) (117) (716) (671) 

(b) (660b ch A-5 to A-3) (664) 

A's rival in love, A-3, abducts A and holds him a prisoner as a means of preventing 
him from marrying B (233) (280b) (875b) 

222 

(a) (If) (6b) (8a) 

A, in love with B, becomes estranged from B through mistaken judgment (41a. b) 
(49) (62) (85a, b) (153) (215a) (225) (228) 

(b) (14a, b. c) (15a) 

A. in love with E, secretly discovers B in the arms of A-4 * A. secretly discovering 
his sweetheart, B, m the arms ot A-4, leaves in anger, unaware that A-4 is B's 
brother (70S-* ch A to BR-B) just returned after a long, mysterious a'bsence ** 
(172) (6Sla; 705; 879) 

223 
(641) (676) 

B's father, F-B, a religious fanatic, sends B away from home because she falls in 
love with A (6a) (14a). who is not of their religious belief (741; 738; 743a; 673; 
817) (993-*; 125c) 



46 

22'/-25/i Love and Courl ship PLOTTO Love s Rejection 

224 

(263) (284) 

B, the woman A loves, proves false to him; and A fears B will reveal a secret (126; 
1159; 1192) (1165 ch A to A-8 & A-5 to A) (923) that will cause him trouble if 
it becomes known (338) (665 ch B to A) (797-*; 818a) 

223 

(114) (125a) 

B awakens her lover, A, from his apathy by arousing his ambition to get ahead in 

the world — which results in disaster to her love (237) (281c) 

226 

(38) (212) 

B, findin.<j her supposed ideal lover, A (688; 307) (296) (324) discovers that A 

hns "feet of clay" like all the rest. 

227 
(le) (8a) (9a) 

B is unable to marry A because her father, F-B, in using B for his subject in a 
scientific experiment, has instilled a poison into her blood (43) (47) (57; 742; 
758 ch A to A-8; 627 ch A to A-8) 

228 

(38) (148) (171) 

B wears a rose in her hair to reveal her love for A, as A has requested * B wears a 
rose in her hair to reveal her love for A; but the rose, unnoticed by B, falls from 
its place; and when A sees her, he turns without a word and goes away ** (105) (172) 

229 

(23b) (331) (332) 

B, of an inferior race, in seeking to win the love of A, of a superior lace, learns 

how hopeless is the task of challenging racial conventions (241) (247) (248) 

(50) Being Impelled by an Unusual Motive to Engage 
in Crafty Enterprise 

230 

(656; 860) (155) (186) 

A, impelled by an unusual motive, pretends to fall in love with B * A pretends to 
fall in love with B, and ends his make-believe by really falling in love ** (182b) 
(217) (223) 

231 
(71-*) (131) (1078) (1356-*) 

A hopes, bv a surgical operation on his skull, to be made immune from the "master 
passion" (iS2b) (1330) (1351) (1363) 

232 

(21b, c, d, e) 

A is an aristocrat; and B, the woman he loves, is a "daughter of the people" and 
hates the aristocracy * A, an aristocrat, in love with a v/orking girl, B, pretends to 
be a toiler ** (245) (251) (2D2a, b, c) (336a. b) 

233 

(27) (30) (3D 

A is in love with B, and they are to be married; but A leaves town mysteriously, 
no one knows what has become of him, and he does not return until after the time 
set for the weddmg (1368) (1387) (1389a) (1040) 

234 

(a) (114) (164) 

A loves B an'i v/ould like to marry her, but B considers A a weakling and keeps 
him dangling * A, in order to prove his "courage" to B, stages a mock rescue ** 
(81) (1227b. c) 

(b) (260a. b) (266) 

A. an aviator, is a person of masterful character * A, an aviator, in love with B and 
in disfavor with B's parents, F-B and M-B, induces B to take a ride in his airplane; 
and then A elopes with B along the sky lanes ** (384b) (249) 



47 

Loves Rejection PLOT TO Love and Courlship 235-2^45 

235 

(595) (680a) (1065) 

A and A-3 (15S) (100) are rivals for th^ hand of B. B spcretly favors A, but 
because A is self-effacing and less enterprising than A-3, B pretends to favor A-3 
in order to spur A into proving his worth and ability (77) (78) (111) 

236 

(1059-*) (1093-*) 

A and A-3 {o^ ch A to A-3^ are in love v.ith B. B is about to marry A-3, whom A 
knows to be a crook * A induces his rival in love, A-3, to send B a certain gift, X; 
then, after X is sent. A proves that it \^as stolen by A-3 ** (206) (260a) (267) 

237 
(750) (915-*) 

A, discovering that he is not a fugitive from justice as he had supposed, returns to 
his native country, secretly abandoning: B, for whom he had declared his love 
(12a) while thinking himself a transgressor (205) (404) 

238 

(4b) (6a, b) 

A is engaged to marry B. B-3, a designing woman, seeks to rompromise A (218a, b) 
so B will give him up. B-2 is a generous woman who seeks by secret enterprise 
(844b) to rescue A from the wiles of B-3 and restore him to B (45a ch B to B-2) 
(128 ch B to B-2) (364b) 

239 

(291 ch A to A-S) (659) (261 ch A-3 to A) 

B. poor, would marry wealthy A. whom she does not love, for the freedom from 
care his money would give her (253) (403) (405) 

240 

r31; 70) . (275) (276) 

B, revealinsr the fact that she is in love with A, of a famil 
denied further intercourse with A by her father. F-A * B 
(73) (154a) (362; 

241 

(220) (648^ (946> 

B, in love with A, anJ disapproved of by F-A, the father of A, seeks as an T'nknown 
to impress F-A with her character and charm (616 ch A to F-A) (666 ch A to F-A. 
1010 ch A to F-A) 

242 

(13a) (947) (976) 

B disapproves of the men she meets in her own social and business world ^ B, 
disapproving of the men she meets in her own social .,nd business world, envisions 
her ideal, the man she would like to meet, and fares forth secretly in search of him 
(9a. b) (29) (31) (226) 

243 

(15a) (34) 

B, in love with A. rejerts nis love when she learns that he jilted B-2 (277) B's 

dearest friend, to pay attentions to her (251) (325) 

(13) Seeking by Craftiness to Escape Misfortune 

244 

(687^) (688) (937) (042^ 

A fights aeainst the blandishments of B C94c-*). a morally inferior woman who 

is in love with him (627) (6S2) (901) 

24.- 
(6P7b) (389 ch A to F-A) 

A Ls accused by A-3, his rival in love (157), of ha\'ing been bom under a 'bar sinis- 
ter" (75a) (1051) (1054) 



48 

2^6-256 Love and Courtship PLOTTO Love's Rejection 

(a), (244) (31) (229) (331) (332) 

A, in love with B, of an inferior race, seeks to abandon B secretly in order to np- 

hold a lofty conception of duty (348) (1328) 

(b) ,(2JS) (259-3) (315) (322b) 

A, victim of an apparently hopeless love affair, seeks contentment in befriending 
all who are in need, especially those who are unjustly treated * A, by his enterprises 
in altruism, finds that his hard nature undergoes a beneficial change ** (368e) (3e0a) 

247 

(15a) (13a) 

A betrays B, thinking mistakenly that there is no one to take her part and avenge 
the wrong (1326 ch A to A-8; 1237a ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) (1253 ch A-3 to A-8) 
(1262) (1266 ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) 

248 

(255) (271) (272) (288) (732) 

A, recognizing a relentless obligation, renounces B, with whom he is deeply in 
love (718; 705) (246b-*) (363a) (964a) (842a) 

249 

(1163b) (1167) (1186) (1187) 

B, in love with A, rejects his love because she thinks him a man of evil mystery 
(367b) (635) (859) (1163c) 

250 ' 
(lOb) (28b) 

B is in love with m, but A avoids women, believing them all temoters of Satan 
(45a, b) (55) (71a) (101a) (363a) 

251 
(32) (36-*) (264) (285) (325) 
B, denied love, seeks happiness in a mental personification of love (58a, b, c) (271) 

(a) (Ig) (16b) 

B refuses A's offer of marriage because she feels that A is too model a man for her 
to be happy with (Ic) (1227b, c) (1237-*) 

(b) (204) (Id) 

B refuses A's offer of marriage because she feels that A is so absent-minded he 
might forget he has married her (179a, c) (260b) (265b) 



(291 ch A to A-8) (659) (261 ch A-3 to A) 

B is loved by wealthy A. B does not love A, but, for certain reasons, she yields 

to his importunities and marries him (376) (403) (557b) (593) 

254 

(15a) (34) 

B, although she loves A, realizes that she is not the intellectual equal of A, and 

that their marriage would prove a hindrance to him (358) (367b) (680a; 361a, b) 

(22) Following a Wrong Course through Mistaken Judgment 

255 

(718a) (959) 

A, with a taint of negro blood in his veins — known only to himself — loves and is 

beloved by B, a white girl (681a) (705) (951) 

256 

(215a) (218a) 

A, in love with B, leaves B for B-3, a woman who flatters his vanity and whose 

bold beauty has an appeal for him (94a, b) (238) (361b) 



49 

Love's Rejection PLOTTO Love and Courtship 257-261$ 

257 

(a) (6a) (9a, b) 

A falls in love with B; but love, in A's case, is a transgression (255) (732) (2Gla) 

(b) (680a, b) (681a) 

A loves B; but, after A meets with misfortune, B gives her favor to A-3. A's rival 
in love (266) (263) (267) 



(124 tr A & B) (149) (332) (335) (990) (1074) 

A. in spite of the fact that there are reasons why he should not marry, nevertheless 

plans to do so (374) (500b) (579b) 

259 

A, when B, the woman he loves, refuses to marry him, becomes [1 1 blase and cynical, 
a misyogonist (224) (230) (243) (245): [2] reckless, "goes to the dogs" or 
loses his mental balance in other ways (263) (636) (638) or [3] seeks to forget 
his unhappiness by 'indulging in a love for adventure (109) (917) (246b) 

260 

(a^ (59 ch A to A-3) (280a) 

A loves B.lsut is rejected for a rival, A-3, who, known to A but unknown to B, is 

a transgressor (236) (265a) (266) 

(b) (204) (252b) 

A loves B, but is estranged from her because he is so absent-minded and forgetful; 
he writes B a letter, assuring her that he has cured himself of his great failing — 
and forgets to post the letter (81) (265b) 

261 

(262a. b, c) 

B, her life's romance apparentlv wrecked, decides to m.arry the man, A-3 (284) 
(290), she does not love (81) (23R) (351a) (315; 318) 

262 

(a) (262b, c) 

B receives a letter from an unknown source * B, influenced by an anonymous 
communication, breaks her engagement to marry A ** (261) (340) (870a ch B to A) 

(b) (98 ch B to B-3) (68 ch B to B-3) 

B, in love with A, receives an unsigned letter in which the writer states that she 
is the mistress of A and begs B not to take A away from her (364b) (1154b) 

(«■) (415 ch B to B-3) (481 ch B to B-3^ 

B, in love with A, receives an unsigned letter in which the writer states that she 
is the wife of A bv a secret marriage, and auks B to use her influence in persuading 
A to return to her (249) (312-1) (326-4) 



(958) (1146a ch A to A-3) (1181 ch A to A-3) 

B rejects A, an honorable lover, and accepts A-3, who is a knave * A becomes a 

crook ** (819 ch A-5 to A-3) (81 8a tr A & A-4) 

264 

(194a) (199) 

B, in desperation and out of her great love, proposes marriage to A, and is rejected 

(57) (251) 



50 

265-275 Love and Courtship PLOTTO Love's Rejection 

(15) Finding a Sustaining Power in Misfortune 

265 

(a) (300) (1312a) (13S9b) 

A, while in a psychic state, has a prophetic vision of his rival in love, A-3, dis- 
credited, and of himself achieving happiness in love (1361b; 326-3) (290; 266) 

(b) (260b) (1389b) 

A is very absent-minded * A, absent-minded, forgets that B has rejected his love 
and continues to pay court to her (182a tr A & A-3) (lS2b) (1S9-*; 125b) 

266 

(206) (217) 

A would save B, the woman he loves, from marriage v/ith a rival, A-3, when he 

discovers A-3 to be a scoundrel (351a) (1222a; 1222b) (1232 tr A & A-3) 

267 

(59 ch A to A-3) (260a) (97) 

B, disrovering the perfidious nature of A-3, the man she has prom.ised to marry, 
turns from him to accept A, by whose shrewdness A-3 was unmasked (280b) (367b) 

268 

(243) (248 tr A & B) (992) (993) 

B refuses marriage with A, the man she loves, because of an obligation * B sacri- 
fices happiness when, faithful to an obligation, she refuses marriage v/ith A, the 
man she loves. Tier sacrifice, in tim.e, brings the consolation of spiritual joy for 
a hard duty nobly done (893) (976) 

269 

(177) f301b; 1260b ch A to A-3 & A-8 to F-B) 

B's father, F-B, bankrupt, refuses to give B in marriacfp to wealthy A-3, a man 

she does not love, in discharge of his debts (993; SS) (993; 1207) 

270 

(30) (32) (34) 

B adores A (327b) in secret; and when A disappears and reappears with a bride, 
B still finds her happiness in the great, unselfish love she still has for him (496b 
tr B & B-3; 367b) (555b tr B & B-3) (368e tr B & B-3) 

(2) Falling in Love at a Time when Certain Obligations 
Forbid Love 

271 

(694; 31) (255) (282b) 

A and B are in love; but A realizes that if he. of an inferior race, shotild marry B, 
of a superior race, the result would be disastrous to both of them (286-*) (240*-**) 
(87; 61; 264; 705) 

272 
(2.50) (2.09-1) (22b ch B to B-3) 

A falls in love with B, after taking vows that forbid marriage, or love of woman 
(55) (134a, b) 

(139) (24b) 

A falls in love with B, who is betrothed to his friend, A-2 (122 ch A-3 to A-2) (157 

ch A-3 to A-2) (211) (294a, b) 

274 
(la, c,d,g) (22a) 

A becomes involved in a love affair at the same time that he becomes involved in a 
divorce proceeding (45a) as the "other man" (129; 170) (226) 

275 

(24a, b, c. d. e) (2."^,) (29) 

A and B, their families at enmity, fall in love with each other (53) (70) (73) (24J) 



51 

Love's Rejection PLOTTO Love and Courtship 276-283 

276 

(4b) (5) (8a^ 

A and B fall m love; but thoir fathers, F-A and F-B, are bitter political enemies 

(lis ch GF-A to F-A) (117; 

277 
(15a) (31) 

B falh in love with A, who jilts a friend of B's, B-2 (98 ch B to B-2) (324 ch B 
to B-2 & B-3 to B) in order to pay suit to B * B-2 grieves so terribly over losing 
her false lover, A, that B's heart is wrung ** (243) (307) 

278 

(18) (2Sla) 

B suffers persecution and sorrow by falling in love with A, who is married but is 

unable to tell her that he is married (27v») (368e tr B & B-3) 

279 

(420 ch B to B-3) (464 ch B to B-3) 

B, unmarried, falls in love with A, married * B, unmarried, falling in love with A, 
hu<?band of B-3, is overcome v/ith remorse. B flees from A and from the world to 
a solitary spot where she seeks to do penance and obtain a spiritual victory over 
her evil nature (321) (945) (946) (956) 

(20) Becoming Involved with Conditions in which 
Misfortune is Indicated 

280 

(a) (215) (2C5a) 

A discovers that A-3, his rival for the love of B. is a defaulter (97) (206; 157; 
80a, b) 

(b) (280a) (158) 

A discovers that A-3, his rival for the lov^e of B, is a transgressor. In order to 
orevent the truth from, becoming known, A-3 kills A (951 ch A to A.-3; 1461a ch 
A to A-3) (1344 ch A to A-3 & A-2 to A) 

281 

(a) (509 ch B to B-3) (486a tr B & B-3) 

A wishes to marry B, but is already united to B-3 (365b ch B to B-3) (354b) by 
a secret marriage (279) (415 ch B to B-3) (426 ch B to B-3) 

(b) (313) (211) (209) (271) (288) 

A, overwhelm.ed by misfortune in love, comm.its suicide 

(c) (225) (176c) 

A, poor, in love with B, suddenly puts forth a great effort and secures a large sum 
of monev (1354b) (1394) * A renounces his love for B and seeks to win wealthy 
B-3 ** (287) (324) 

(39) Forsaking Cherished Ambitions to Carry out an 
Obligation 

282 

(a) (276) (2S2b) . 

A's sense of filial obligation is so strong that, when ordered by his father, F-A, not 
to marry B, the girl he loves, he gives her up (205) (241) (330b) 

(b) (257a) (171) 

A, an Indian, in love with B, a white girl, is commanded by his father, F-A, and 
by the head m.en of the tribe, to renounce B (266) (271) (248) 

283 

(295a) (310) (3.34;^., b) (325) 

B loves A, br!t rejects his love bei^ause of petty differences, and because her father, 

F-B, is an enemy of A's father, F-A (234b) (293) 



52 

28^-293 Love and Courtship PLOTTO Love's Hejeciinn 

284 

(283) (290), (291) 

B, in love with A, is compelled by her parents, F-B and M-B, to marry A-3 (81) 

(234b) (206) 

285 

(992) (995) 

B cannot marry A, the man she loves, because of her promise to live with her 

widowed father, F-B, and make a home for him (641) (676) 

286 

C250) (275) 

B is ordered by her parents to have nothing to do with A * B allows herself to be 
governed by filip.l duty when her parents, F-B and M-B, order her to have nothing 
to do with A, the man she loves ♦* (284) (26 n (325) 



(40) Embarking upon an Enterprise in which One Obligation 
is Opposed by Another Obligation 

287 

(302) (334a) 

A finds that he cannot do justice to his chosen career if he marries B, the woman he 

loves (258) (250) (248) 

(720) (732) (1061) 

A fears he has inherited the evil traits of an ancestor * A, because he fears he has 
inherited the evil traits of an ancestor, dares not ask B, the woman he loves, to 
marry him ** (258) (264) (705) 

289 

(850b) (288) 

A, in love with B and engaged to marry her, has almost wrecked his life with dis- 
sipation and feels that he should give B up (367a) (1126; 779) 

290 

(280a) (245) 

B is in love with A, but the sentiment of her family is against A and ranged oa the 

side of A-3, A's rival in love (104) (261) (284) 

291 

(334a) (322a) 

B loves, and is beloved by. A, a man who is poor but of admirable character; but 

B, accustomed to luxury, shrinks from the idea of poverty, even with love (134a, b) 
(239 ch A to i^-3) (253 ch A to A-3) (341) 



(35) Becoming Involved in a Complication that Challenges 
the Value of Cherished Ideals 

292 

(220) (330a) 

A considers B the acme of womanly perfection * A considers B the acme of womanly 
perfection; yet B, on the contrary, is a woman of doubtful character ** (302) (313) 
(314) (328) (211) 

293 

(24a, b, 0, d, e) (25) 

A is an aristocrat; and B, the woman he loves, is a "daughter of the people" and 

hates the aristocracy (232) (283) (336b) 



53 

Love's Rejection PLOTTO Lore and Courtship 29^-302 



(41) Finding an Obligation at Variance \^ith Ambition, 
Inclination or Necessity 

294 

(a) (2S7 ch A to A-2) (2S2a ch A to A-2) (274 ch A to A-2) (256 ch A to A-2) 
A discovers that his friend, A-2. is cruelly fickle in his love aflFair with B * A. 
discovering that his friend. A-2, is cruelly fickle in his love affair with B. takes 
him to task for it ** (294b) (294b; 232) 

(b) (294a) (96 ch A to A-2) 

A, in order to arouse the jealousy of his friend, A-2. and cure him of fickleness in 
love, pretends to be in love with B, A-2's sweetheart (230) (232) 

295 

(a) (295b) (313) (350-*) 

A is in love with B; and he sues F-B. father of B.for damages sustained in a 
certain proceeding (41a, c) (345 tr B & B-3) (363b) 

(b) (299) (283) 

A, in love with B. and disapproved of by F-B, father of B, is forcibly ejected from 
the home of B by F-B. A brings suit for damages against F-B (41b, c) (343) 

296 

(220) (263-*^ (266) 

A tells B, with whom he is in love, that he has killed A-3 * A tells B, the woman 

he loves, that he has killed A-3. and asks her to call the police ** (750) (787) 

297 

(403 ch A to A-8) (448 ch A to A-8) 

A is the presiding magistrate at the trial for murder of B (10c) (14a) (27), the 

woman he loves (108 tr A & B) (727) 

298 

(a) (24e) (22b) 

A, an eligible young man, is mystified by discovering in a newspaper the announce- 
ment of his betrothal to BX, a woman he does not know (4a ch B to BX) 

(b) (1432 ch A to U-A & NW to A) (606) 

A is left a fortune by a deceased relative provided he will marr>- BX, a woman he 
does not know (117) (19a) 

(c) (669 ch B to BX) (470 ch B to BX) (1154a ch B to BX) 

A is appealed to for aid by BX. a woman he does not know * A. appealed to for aid 
by a stranger. BX, refuses aid. and regrets the refusal when BX mysteriously dis- 
appears. A considers himself under an obligation to find BX (1410) (8S5a ch 
B to BX) 

299 
(43-*) (276) 

A is in love -with B; but F-B, father of B, orders A to keep awav from the house 
and away from B (70) (73) (352a, b) 

300 
(299) (284) (301a) 

A is in love with B; and B is plighted to A-3 — a fact which A suddenly discovers 
(280a; 97) (146) (SI) 

301 

(a) (137a) (157) 

A's rival in love, A-3, is favored by F-B. father of B (64) (73) (75a, b) (79) 

(b) (165) (162a tr A & B) . 

A's rival in love, A-3, finds a certain object B has lost, an object, X, that proves 
B's love for A. A-3 appropriates X and says nothing about it (220) (257b) 
(280a. b) 

302 
(96) (117) (118) 

A. if he marries B, the woman he loves (305), will be disinherited (241) (244) 
(366) 



54 

303-312 Love and Courtship PLOTTO Loves Rejection 

303 

A's love for B meets with obstacles because: [1] A is poor (291) (127a) (125a) 
(313); [2] too old (Id); [3] too young (37) (124); [4] of inferior family (17D (245); 
[5] of superior family (3a, b) (232); [6] one of the "idle rich" (98) (924b); [7] 
inherits a mental or physical taint (255) (288); [8] is of questionable character 
f59) (108) (152a); [9] is divorced (334b) (377a ch B to B-8) (3S8); [10] 
is an ex-convict (338) (695b); [11] is "under a cloud" (80a) (237) (274); or 
[12] wealthy (239) (330a) 

304 
(285) (288^ (289) ^292) 
A is resolved to marry B, but relentless duty stands in the way (211) (220) f248) 

305 

(697b ch A to B) (818c ch A to A-8 & CH to B) 

B is a white woman who knows nothing of her birth and parentage * B's rejected 
lover, A, spreads the report that there is negro blood in B's veins ""* (323) (364a) 
(255; 364c) 

306 
(308a) (299) 

B, in love with A, is detained by her father, F-B, when she seeks to keep an ap- 
pointment with A (316) (64) (73) 

307 
(31) (36-*) (38) 

B, compelled by circumstances to be a companion of A (898-*) (925-*) in an 
isolated place (688), alters her rosv views of love and marriage when she discovers, 
through A, the selfishness of men (322b) (325) 

308 

(a) (306) (299) 

B is locked in her room bv her father, F-B, in order to prevent her from meeting 
her lover, A. and telling him of her love (316) (308b) 

(b) (1461 d tr A & B) (290) 

B sends a letter to her sweetheart. A, but it is intercepted by B's father, F-B, 
who does not approve of A (295a) (256) (43) 

(c) (63) 

B sends a gift to A, the man she loves * Unknown to B. AU-B, an aunt of B's who 
does not approve of A, secretly alters or marks the gift in such a way as to make 
it offensive to A, or exchanges the gift for some other object which will offend A 
(81) (93b) ** 

309 

(453 ch A to A-8; 468 ch A to A-8) (470 ch A to A-8) 

B and A are in love; but B, unknown to A, is already married (397 ch A to A-8 & 

A-3 to A) (400 ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) (402 ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) 

310 

(908) (1105) 

B breaks her engagement to marry A because she feels unequal to the responsi- 
bilities of married life (315) (345 tr B & B-3) 

311 

(958) (1062) 

B's parents, F-B and M-B, disapprove of A, B's lover, because of his lack of en- 
terprise (311) (114) (125a) 

312 

B's love for A encounters obstacles because: [1] Either B's father, F-B, or mother, 
M-B, knows a secret supposedly infamous regarding A (98 ch B to B-8) (918a); 
[2] M-B and F-B are jealous of B and do not want her to marrv any one (286) 
(299); [3] B is the sole support of M-B and F-B (992) (1032); or [4] B has a career 
before her which marriage would render impossible (335) (1119) 



55 

Love's Rejeclion P LOTTO Love and Courtship 313-32^ 



(5) Becoming Involved in a Hopeless Love Affair, and Seek- 
ing to Make the Best of a Disheartening Situation 

313 

(110) (111) (112) 

A has been promised B in marriage by F-B, father of B ; but F-B, false to his promise, 

compels B to marry A-3, a wealthier man than A (234b) (315) (351a) 

314 

(233) (220) (330) 

A, in love with B and about to marry her, is detained and does not reach B's house 
in time for the wedding (130) (154a) (664) (711a) (719a) (1040) * A. pre- 
vented by circumstances from marrying B, as planned, discovers the unworthiness 
of B (27) and decides not to marry her at all ** (337b tr B & B-3) (421 tr B & B-3) 

315 

(286) (310) 

A's love is rejected by B; and A, in an effort to forpet, buries himself in an isolated 

part of the country (24a, b. c, d. e tr B & B-3) (345 tr B & B-3) (246b) 

316 

(146) (308a) (40b) 

A, when B fails to keep a tryst with him. considers the failure a rejection of love 

(341) (360a) 

317 
(316) (319) (286) (341) 
A is in love with B, but B proves false to him (404) (177) (208; 421 tr B & B-3) 

318 

(284) (291) 

A sees in a newspaper the announcement of the engagement of B, the woman he 

loves, to A-3 (280a; 97) (236) 

319 
(221a) (599) 

A, in love with B, secretly discovers that B is about to marry his friend, A-2 (168) 
(157 ch A-3 to A-2) 

320 
(56) (62) (85a. b) 

A, in love with B. thinks B is a confirmed coquette, and is merely playing with 
him (421 tr B & B-3) (352b) (364b) 

(a) _ (898) (899;*) 

A tries philosophically to make the best of fate when B, the woman he loves, re- 
fuses him (917) (922-*) (246b-*) 

(b) (220) (330a) 

' A falls in love with B and intends to marry her. A's parents, F-A and M-A, do 
not approve of B. and A is shipped off to South Africa to get him out of danger 
and give him a chance to do some serious thinking (321a; 364b) (325 ch B to A) 

(a). (85a) (736) 

A, in love with B, finds her unresponsive, reserved and distant (176b) (234b) 
(253) 

(b) (781) (924b) 

A's love is rejected by B because, as she frankly tells him. he is hard-hearted and 
has made money his god * B advises A to go away somewhere and try to develop 
the generous side of his character ** (246b) (963) (964a) (971) 

323 

(23a. b) (331) (332) 

B, of alien blood and inferior race, is abandoned by A, a white man with whom 
she is in love (229) (347a) 

32i 
(238) (256) 
B loses the love of A when B-3 comes into his life (94a) (325) 



56 

325-333 Love and Courtship P LOTTO Love's Rejection 

325 

(286) (307) (324) 

B, suflfering disappointment in love, resigns herself philosophically to her fate 

(14a, b) (31) (976) 

326 
(20a) (24a) (22a) 

B loves A with all her heart but refuses his proposal of marriage because [1] she 
is so much older than A (37) (124); 12] she discovers that A does not love her 
(142) (162a); [3] she considers A an impractical dreamer (958) (136b); [4] 
she feels herself under a compelling obligation (268) (993) (995) 

327 

(a) (322a tr A & B) (317 tr A & B) 

B loves A, but A, apparently, does not return her love (45b) (55) (57) (68) 
(71a) (82a) 

(b) (I5a) (23a. b) 

B loves A; and A, who is kind to B but not in love with her, does not even suspect 
that he is the object of her affections (270) (264) 

(23) Becoming Involved in a Complication that has to do 
with Mistaken Judgment and Suspicion 

328 

(770a) (777) (797-*) 

A and B are in love and betrothed; A, supposed dead by B, returns and finds B 
arrayed for marriage with A-3 (284) (339) and accuses her of faithlessness (64) 
(336a; 351a) 

329 
(273) (330a) (292) 

A falls in love with B in spite of the fact that his friend, A-2, has warned him against 
her (139) (314) (318 ch A-3 to A-2) 

330 

(a) (149) (3a) (10b) (27) 

A, wealthy, is in love with B. A's friends, A-2, A-2, think that B is a designing 
fortune hunter (239) (253) 

(b) (276) (117) 

A's father, F-A, disapproves of B, A's sweetheart * B, by secret enterprise (241), 
proves her charm and worth to A's father, F-A, and he withdraws his objections 
to her marriage with A ** (330a; 135) (347b) 

(6) Challenging, in a Quest of Love, the Relentless Truth 

that "East is East, and West is West, and 

never the twain shall meet" 

331 

(31) (34) 

B, a Polynesian woman, challenges racial conventions bv falling in love with A 
(687) (689), a white man (324) (336c tr B & B-3) (347a) 

(23a) (23b) 

B, of alien blood and inferior race, seeks to marry A, the Caucasian with whom she 

is in love (323) (324) (327b) 

(7) Becoming Involved in a Love Affair that Encounters 
Unforeseen Obstacles 

333 

(59) (236 tr A & A-3) (1175a) 

A makes a gift to B, the woman he wishes to marry — a gift of value, X, which 

is proved to have been stolen (267 tr A & A-3) (1200) 



57 

Love's Rejection PLOTTO Love and Courtship 33^-3^1 

334 

(a) (8a) .(4b) 

A's profession is a hazardous one — aviator, automobile racing driver, steeple jack. 

"human fly" — and B considers this fact an obstacle to their marriage (287) (1006b) 

(1356) 

(b), (379 ch B to B-8) (377a ch B to B-8) 

A, in love with B, was divorced from his first wife. B's parents, F-B and M-B, 

have religious scruples against B's marrying a divorced man (73) (SOa, b) (134a, b) 

(1099) (1119) (312-4) 

A, in love with B, discovers that B's desire for a career is an obstacle to their mar- 
riage (237) (1203) 

336 

(a) (284) (313) (328) 

B loves A and is about to marry A-3. Accused of faithlessness by A, B shows 
a dagger, and declares that she intends to kill herself at the altar steps before A-3 
can claim her for a bride (267) (351a) 

(b) (232) (2c) 

B believed that her lover. A, was what he seemed to be, poor and humble; but he 
reveals himself as a man of wealth and station, incognito. * B, who considered A 
poor and humble, discovers that he is a man of wealth and station; and, oddly 
enough, in B's mind A's deception outbalances the wealth and rank, and she makes 
his high estate an obstacle to their love (340) (983 ch A-8 to F-B) 

(c) (331 ch B to B-3) (332 ch B to B-3) 

B, a white woman, is in love with A, also white. B-3, a woman of alien race, seeks 
to win A away from B (238) (688; 31; 244 ch B to B-3) 

(12) Falling into Misfortune through 
Disloyalty in Love 

337 
(a). (256) (324) 

A, in love with B, meets with misfortune when he leaves B for B-3, a woman who 
flatters his vanity (126 ch B to B-3; 623) (126 ch B to B-3; 701) 

(b) (94a) (324) 

A, engaged to marry B-3, abandons her and marries B * B-3 sues A for breach of 
promise ** (393) (406) 

(1175a) (1180) (1181) 

A is told by B-7, a maid in the home of B, A's sweetheart, that B has informed the 
police of A's criminal operations (1192) (1194), and that he is an ex-convict 
(1195) (1201) (568a change "married to" to "sweetheart of") 

(233) (719a) (750) (917) 

B, supposing A, the man she loves, to be dead, vields to the wishes of her parents, 
F-B and M-B. and consents to a marriage with A-3 (334a) (336a) 

340 

(41a) (218a) (218b) 

B, who loves A and is beloved by him, loses him to B-3 through the wily strategy 

of B-3 (94a) (256) 

341 

(261) (239) B's mother, M-B, is determined that B shall marry wealth; so, re- 
jecting the man she loves, who is poor, to marry the man she does not love, who is 
rich, B is plunged into unhappiness (373) (376) (393) 



58 

3U2-3U9 Love and Courtship PLOTTO Marriage 



(21) Falling into Misfortune through 
Mistaken Judgment 

342 

(175) (176a. b. c) 

A is sent into desperate danger by capricious B, on the very eve of their marriage * 
B, capriciously sending her lover into desperate danger, drains the bitter cup of 
remorse ** (212b) (1445) 

343 
(41a, b) (85a) (334a, b) 

A is estranged from B, the woman he loves, because of a difTerence of opinion over 
a trivial matter * A discovers B was right, acknowledges his error, achieves a re- 
conciliation, and presently +hey are married ** (408) (412) (424) 

344 

(145) (153) (170) 

A is estranged from his sweetheart, B, and B refuses to return money A had given 
her to save for him * A falls into misfortune (001) (604) ; and his sweetheart B, from 
whom he is estranged returns money she has been '-aving for him, effects a re- 
conciliation, and their marriage follows ** (539a) (548a) 

345 

(322b ch B to B-3) (326 ch B to B . 3) 

A, his love rejected by B-3, goes to a distant part of the country and meets B (9a, b) 
(22a). A falls in love with B * B-3, filled with remorse because she rejected A's 
love, goes searching for him, finds him, and is informed by him that he is'presently 
to marry B ** (372) (458a) 

346 
(23a. b) (34) 

B, of an inferior race, rescues A, of a superior race, and falls in love with him. A 
is engaged to marry B-3, a girl of his own people * A, telling B of an inferior race 
who is in love with him, that he is going away but will soon return, never returns, 
but marries B 3, a girl of his own people ** (261) (264) (323) (325) 

(50) Being Impelled by an Unusual Motive to Engage 
in Crafty Enterprise 

347 

(a) (287) (288) (289) (293) (305) (32.3) 

A, seeking to uphold a lofty conception of duty, secretly abandons B (23c) (331) 
(332), a woman whom he loves dearly * A's enemy, A-3, as a means of persecution, 
by subtlity (348) compels A to marry B ** (377a) (379) 

(b) (98) (117) 

A is compelled by F-B, father of B, to marry B * F-B believes he is fully warranted 
in compelling A, at the point of a gun, to marry B ** (373) (385a) 

348 

(347a-*) (346-*)_ 

A's enemy, A-3, is captain of a ship on which A has taken passage, and on which 

B (87) is a stowaway * A-3, knowing a secret of A's (347a-*), compels A to marry 

B, A-3 performing the ceremony ** (372) (376) 

349 

(283) (335) A's gift to his sweetheart, B, is returned by B to A on account of a 
lovers* quarrel * A's gift, returned by B on account of a lovers' quarrel, is sent 
back to B, unknown to A, by A-2, a friend of both B and A; and attached to the 
gift is a note requesting B to keep it until A calls for it in person ** A, estranged from 
B, is influenced by A-2 to call on B; and the result of the call is reconciliation and 
marriage *** (501) (504b) 



59 

Marriage PLOTTO Lore and Courtship 350-358 

350 

(1223a ch A to F-B & A-4 to A) (1223b ch A to F-B. A-4 to A & A-8 to A-3) 
A ar.d A-3, rivals for the love of B, are put to a secret, gruelling test of worthiness 
by F-B, father of B * A and A-3 are lured into a secret ordeal to prove their merit; 
A-3 flunks corr.pletely, but A succeeds almost at cost of his life **F-B approves of 
A, and he marries B *** (572) (574a) 

331 

(a) (266) (313) 

A kidnaps his sweetheart, B. (284) (300) while she is on her way to marry A-3, 
A's rival in love, and marries her himself (379) (3S1) 

(b) (311) (335) 

A and B, lovers, are innocently thrown into a compromising situation (134a, b) 
(876b) * A, in order to safeguard B's good name, has a marriage ceremony per- 
formed by a wandering circuit rider. A-S ** (391) (411a, b) 

332 

(a) (299) (311) 

A masquerades as a servant in the household of F-B, father of B, the girl he loves * 

A, enacting the role of a servant, rescues B from an accident by heroic bravery 
(181a-*) (Sola-*) not at all in the manner of r. menial *=* A stands revealed as the 
lover of B whom F-B has not favored *''" F-B approves of A, and A and B are mar- 
ried **** (375) (14) 

(b) (300) (313) 

A rescues B, the woman he loves, from a villainous -val :n love, A-3 (154b). A 
marries B (449) (451) 

333 
(169) (139) 

A is supposed by B"s parents, F-B and M-B, to be A-2, to ■.vhcn: B is betrothed * 
A elopes with B and marries her; A then returns B to F-B and M-B, tells them 
that A-2, to whom B was betrothed, is dead, and asks and receives the parental 
blessing ** (424) (430) 

354 

(a) (32) (36) 

B. impelled by an unusual motive, invents a fictitieus character, AX** AX, a ficti- 
tious character invented bv B, "comes to life," falls in love with B (4a ch A to AX) 
(298 ch A to AX), and they mar.-y ** (452) (462) 

(b) (10c) (36) 

B must be married when she reaches a certain age if she would receive a rich in* 
heritance * B has no lovers, but a "marriage of convenience" is arranged with A, 
on the understanding that it is to be secret, and that A is never to see B after the 
marriage ** (230) (379) 

355 
(189) (ISSa) 

B, capable of winning a contest against her lover, A, deliberately suffers defeat— 
because it has been agreed that she shall marry A if he wi;is (37,5) (419) 

356 

(104) (330a ch A to A-3) 

B could easily win a contest, but she deliberately allows herself to be defeated, 
thereby losing wealth, but winning in marriage soot A, the man she'loves (410) 
(455a) (469) 

357 
(49) (105) 

B. knowing that her sweetrcart, A, believes her to have perished in a tragic accident 
discovrs by secret enterprise (S2a) (S7) that A has -remained true to her (497 
ch "wife" to "sweetheart") rey^§ her identj^ and they marry (442) (515) 

358 

(232) (2c) 

B. a working girl, discovers* th^t her lover, A, is wealthy and only pretending to 

be a toiler * B pretends to be wealthy, and merely m>asquerading b.s a shop girL^** 

In order to win B, A is con:pelled to corJess his true rank and station *** B. ha\Thg 

given A a Roland for his OUver, reveals to A her own rank and station **** (391) 

(399) 



60 

359-36U Love and Courtship PLOTTO Marriage 

(3a, b) (27) 

B, unworthy, wins the love of worthy A; and B, by pretjsnding to be worthy, pres- 
ently achieves worthiness * — and a reward of married happiness ** (381 ; 396) 
(401) 

(15) Finding a Sustaining Power in Misfortune 

360 

(a) (177) (276) (316) 

A, thinkinc his love rejected by B, receives a letter from B telling him how much 
she loves him, and that her father, F-B, has consented to their marriage (562) (571) 

(b) (20a. b) (21a. b) 

A loves B, but he is uncertain of her affections and is too timid to propose mar- 
riage * A finds an object, X, which B has lost, an object that proves her love for 
him (165) ** A joyfully proposes to B and is accepted *** (380) (405) 

361 

(a) (215a) (256) 

A proves false to B, the woman he loves, and has a disastrous affair with B-3 * 
B-3 abandons A after he loses his money (606) (630) and is injured and sent to 
a hospital (655) (710) ** B, still loyal, returns to A, and there is reconciliation 
and marriage *** (585a) (589) 

(b) (282a) (287) 

A proves false to B, the love of his youth * A, middle-aged, goes searching for B, 
the sweetheart of his earlier years ** (205) A finds B patiently waiting for him, and 
they marry *** (428) (431) 

362 
(70) (73) 

A and B are lovers, their families at enmity. A and B elope and are pursued by 
their rival kindred * A and B, eloping and hotly pursued by their rival kindred, 
are suddenly plunged into terrible danger. A makes a heroic rescue of B under 
the very eyes of their anguished relatives ** Out of A's heroic rescue of B is born 
a reconciliation of opposing houses, and married happiness for A and B *** (419) 
(460) 

363 

(a) (55) (287) (302) (329) (330a) 

A revolts against opposing restrictions and achieves happiness in marriage with 
B (473) (484a) 

(b) (295a. b) (118) 

A_ renounces an enterprise against F-B, father of B, the girl he loves, when F-B 
withdraws his objections to A as a son-in-law and allow^s him»to marry B (517) (532a) 

364 

(a) (245 ch A to B & A-3 to B-3) (305) 

B, a white woman, contemplates suicide when a mystery of her birth and parentage 
apparently yields an evil secret * A, B's loyal lover, working in secret, secures 
proof of B's unsullied lineage (1051) a052-*); and they marry ** (431) (43)7 

(b) (316) (320) 

B, in love with A and estranged from him, after various misadventures (82a) (89) 
discovers that A still loves her * A reconciliation is effected, and they marry ** 
540) (561) 

(c) (255) (282a) 

A, with a taint of inferior blood in his veins, is in love with B, supposedly a white 
girl. He is about to give B up when he discovers that B also has a taint of inferior 
blood (255 tr A & B) (1051) * A marries B ** (551) (575) 

(d) (850a. b) (1075a. b) 

A. with the help of B, overcomes an ignoble weakness * A's gratitude to B blossoms 
into love; and. when A is sure he has rehabilitated his character, he proposes mar- 
riage to B and is accepted ** (826) (828) 



61 

Marriage PLOTTO Love and Courtship 365-368 



(20) Becoming Involved with Conditions in which 
Misfortune is Indicated 

365 

(a) (9a-*) (190) 

A and B, not in love with each other, nevertheless marry because it seems the 
logical outcome of their long, friendly association (230) (373) 

(b) (101b) (599) 

A and B, unknown to each other, in a spirit of fun at a masquerade ball, go through 
with a supposedly mock marriage ceremony. It later appears that the marriage 
was legal (167a) (432a) 

(c) (24a, b ch B to BX) 

A is married to an unknown woman, BX, by an insane clergyman, A-8, at the 
point of a gun (432a, b ch B to BX) (437 ch. B to BX) 

(d) (188b ch B to BX) (365a, b. c) 

A marries BX, a woman he does not know * A and BX, husband and wife, go their 
difiFerent ways immediately after the marriage ceremony ** (167a ch B to BX) 
(432b ch B to BX) 

366 
(302) (117) 

A refuses an inheritance because of a restriction that he must not marry; then he 
marries B (117; 116; 167a) (370) 

367 

(a) (289) (1075a) (1079) 

B offers to marry A and, as his wife, help him to rebuild his wasted life (469) (524a 

(b) (24a, b. e) 

B doubts A when he tells her he loves her; then, having convinced herself of A's 
love (97) (116), B accepts A and they are married (369) (428) 

368 

(a) (285) (641) 

B, having rejected A, the man she loves, because of an obligation she feels herself 
under to her father, F-B, is informed by F-B that he is going to be married — and 
B finds herself turned out on the world (205; 361b **.***) (325) 

(b) (659) (1260 ch A-8 to F-B) 

B marries wealthy A. a man she does not love, in order that she may have money 
with which to help a parent who is in desperate need (403) (558) 

(c) (171) (162a) 

B accepts her lover. A, and A secures a marriage license; then, before B and A can 
marry, B suddenly marries A-3, A's rival in love (312-1) (313) 

(d) (818d ch A to A-8 & CH to B) (1051) (1054) 

B, a foundling, ha^ the secret of her birth and parentage revealed to her by A. 
A rich estate awaits B's claim and proof of parentage * A, in love with B, is poor 
and feels that he may not aspire to the hand of wealthy B; but B proposes marriage 
to A, and happiness is the result ** (449) (458a) 

(e) (270 ch B to B-3) (278 ch B to B-3) (528) 

A, unhappily married to B and in love with B-3, is too high-minded to seek a di- 
vorce * A's unworthy wife, B, is killed in an accident, and A is free to marry B-3, 
whom he has long loved ** (241 ch B to B-3) (254 ch B to B-3) (307 ch B to B-3) 



62 

369-380 Married Life 



(2l) Falling into Misfortune through Mistaken Judgment 

369 

(107) (367a) 

A and B, married and devotedly in love with each other, are hasty and intolerant * 

A aud B quarrel (372) (373), and an estrangement results ** (457) (460) (501) 

370 

(366) (367b) 

A, husband of B, loves B devotedly, but he is so constituted that he never shows 
his true feelings and often masks them with something that suggests their exact 
opposite * 3 mourns over the mistaken belief that she has lost A's love ** (581) 
(586) (575; 918b) 

371 
(59) (368b) 

A is suspected of having murdered (416) (417) his wife, B (385a) (1070 ch B to 
B-8) 

372 
(345) (348) 

A and B, devotedly in love with each other, through failure to understand each 
other's ideals (898) (899-*) (908) (976), develop an incompatability which 
results in frequent quarrels (369) (394) 

373 
(341) (365a) 

A is so much older than B that, after their marriage, the discrepancy in their ages 
(808b) becomes the cause of quarrels and, finally, of estrangement (418) (429a) 

374 

(9a. b) (190) (239) 

A believed B was of an artistic nature * After marriage, A is sorely disappointed 

on discovering that B is indolent in the pursuit of a career ** (413) (441) 

375 

(114) (491a) (1060 ch A to B) 

A is more capable than his wife, B, although B thoughtlessly treats him as mentally 

inferior (419) (427) 

376 
(253) (341) 

A, husband of B, holds B in subjection * A is a religious fanatic who makes B miser- 
able with his petty domination ** (403) (410) 

377 

(a) (347a) (421) 

A divorces his wife, B * B is devoted to A, and he owes much of his prosperity to 
her loyalty and shrewd advice ** (496a) (499a) 

(b) (656) (781) . 

A m.arries B, thinking she is wealthy; after marriage, he discovers that B is not 
wealthy * A, bankrupt, divorces B and plans to marry wealthy B-3 ** B-3, whom A, 
divorced, seeks to marrv, marries another man *** B, just divorced by A, falls 
heir to a large estate *-^** (388) (638) 

378 

(59) (234a) 

A, marrying a widow. B, discovers that he has "caught a tartar" and has wedded a 

domestic tyrant (417) (473) (480) 

379 
(351b) (354b) 

A suffers the loss of happiness in carrying out honorably a distasteful obligation 
to divorce his wife, B (388-*) (460) (lS3a. b; 352b) 

380 

(553) (561) (562-*) 

A is jealous of his wife, B * A embarks upon an ill-considered enterprise of gambling 
and loses money that is not his to lose ** A gambles with A-3, the man with whom 
A believes his wife has an "affair" *** (434a) (446a) (568d) (396) 



63 

Married Life 381-389 



381 

(359) (367a) 

A finds a note (561) (562) (582 tr B & A), somewhat ambiguously worded, which 
leads him to a wronp conclusion regarding the conduct of his wife, B * A is fired to 
seek revenge ** (396) (420) (464) 

382 

(1002; 988) (1285b) (422a) 

A, in order to restore to B, without a confession of culpability, wealth of which he 
has secretly defrauded her, marries her * Then he falls in love with B-3 ** (440) 
(465) (572) 



383 



(8a) (148) (234a) 

A's wife, B, has a birthmark which mars her beauty * Influenced by the thought, 

A grows discontented, and his love begins to wane ** (386) (391) (416) (475) 



(574b) (1009a, b ch B to M-A & SN to A) 

A and B, married, live with A's mother. M-A * B quarrels with M-A, and with A 

on account of M-A ** (1067) (1067 ch B to M-A) (1068) (51S) 

385 

(a) (341) (365a) (36Sb) 

A and his wife, B. have frequent and violent quarrels * B is mysteriously murdered 
(38/) and A, innjcent, is suspected of the crime ** (520) (526) 

(b) (812a ch A-4 to B-2) (836 ch A to B & A-2 to B-2) 

A is asked by B-2 a friend of his deceased v/ife, B, for a bundle of love letters which 
B-2 had given to B for safe-keeping * A, husband ot B, suspects B of receiving love 
letters — and discovers that the letters were merely being held by B for B-2 for 
Safe-keeping ** (552b; 1441b) (576a, b) 

(539a) (542) , ^ 

A leaves his devoted, loving wife, B. to take up with B-3, a woman who flatters 
his vanity * B-3 is wealthv, but shallow; and A, in following her advice, fails miser- 
ably in all his undertakings ** (391) (393) 

387 

(484a; 490a) (370) ^ „ 

A presents his wife, B, with a gift as a testimonial of his love * (1333a) A finds B 

dead, slain by the gift he had presented to her ** (385a) (474) (497) (576a; 498) 

388 

(464) (486a) (509) (573b) 

A divorces B, then seeks a second marriage with her * B's health was decUmng and 
beautv fading when A secured his divorce from her ** B, her health restored, 
considers h^self well rid of A *** (305) (319) (322b) 

389 

(23c, d) (27) (365b) ^ 

A, thinking his first wife is dead (49) (400) (486a), marries agam and has child- 
ren by his second wife * A learns that his first wife was living at the time of his 
second marriage, but that she has died since his second marriage ** This invali- 
dates the second marriage *** A seeks to make a new will and go through another 
marriage ceremony with his second wife, but is killed in an accident on his way 
to his lawyer's **** Thus the children of A's second marriage are illegitimate, and 
A's propertv descends to the relatives of A's deceased first wife ***** (245 ch A to 
SN-A, son of A) (305 ch B to D-B, daughter of A's second wife) 



64 ' 

390-398 Married Life 



390 

(709-*) (808a-* ch B to A-2) (1044b) 

A, through accident (711b) loses an object, X, belonging to his friend, A-2, at the 
door of a woman whose character is not of the best * X, an object belonging to A-2, 
is lost by A in a place of evil character, and, found, is sent by a mischief maker to 
A-2's wife with a note stating where it was found (478) ** A-2, falsely suspected 
of transgression, finds himself in a most unhappy position until A, by a statement 
of the facts, clears A-2 of suspicion *** (506b ch A to A-2) 

391 

(369) (.539a) (542) 

A, through mistaken judgment, becomes estranged from his loving wife, B * A has 
a foolish escapade with B-3 (386) (540), whereby his eyes are opened to his error 
and folly ** A, enlightened and transformed by the revelation of his error, returns 
humbly to his wife, B *** (449) (499a) 

(116; 53) (498: (515) 

A believes he sees the apparition of his dead wife, B * A struggles to overtake the 

fleeing apparition of B, falls from a cliff and meets his death ** 

393 

(421) (422a) 

A, married to B, is haunted by rnemories of a former sweetheart, B-3 * Because of 

his memories, A's married happiness is not what it should be ** A finds B-3, his 

love of other days, and discovers that her beauty and charm have faded (244 ch 

B to B-3) (211 ch B to B-3) A knows at once that his emancipation from the. evil 

influence of B-3 is complete, and he returns to B a better and a wiser man *** (409) 

(454) 

394 

r372) (395) (408) (462) 

A, married to B, escapes from B on plausible pretexts (443-*) and lives in a fur- 
nished room for a few days each m.onth * B discovers A's deceit (443 *.****), trails 
him, and learns how A is merely seeking home comforts denied him by B **_(417) 
(478) B, realizing suddenly the injustice her exacting nature has been causing A, 
promises to be different — and there is a reconciliation *** 

395 

(378) (475) 

A's ideal of married happiness is tranquility and comfort * A's wife, B, proves 
herself a termagant, and quarrels are frequent ** (3S5a) (394) (427) (440 *-**) 
(471) (473) 

396 

(380 -**) (449) (553) (561) (562) A learns that his wife, B, has been true to 
him * A-3, the man with whom A thought B had eloped, A discovers, was married 
several days before the date of the supposed elopement ** (563a) (o06b tr A & B) 

397 

(398a, b) (418) 

B, married to A, has a flirtation with A-3, unmarried * Married B is away with un- 
married A-3 when A-3 suddenly dies ** (738) (1069 ch "daughter D-A"to "lover 
A-3") (1151) 

398 

(369) (370) 

(a) B fancies herself neglected by her husband, A * A-3, the "other man," appears 
and, by flattering married B, and svmpathizing with her, causes her to imagine 
she is in love with him ** (380) (400) (418) (507a, b) 

(b) (369) (370) 

B fancies herself neglected by her husband, A ♦ B, in order to win back her husband, 
A's, love by arousing his jealousy, flirts with A-3 *♦ (397) (445a) (478 tr A & B) 



65 

Married Life 399-^tlO 



399 

(508) (524a) 

B is the sensible, devoted wife of A * A is the victim of egotistical self-deception ** 

A, advised wisely by B, thinks B is jealous of his great abilities *** An estrangement 
results **** (438) (457) (460) (482) 

400 

(444) (454) 

B deserts her husband. A, for another man, A-3 * B, deserting her husband, A, for 

A-3, discovers that A-3 is in love with another married woman ** (418 *-**) (496a) 

(499a) 

401 
(538-*) (581) 

B's husband, A, has failed to return home and B is worried about him * B, thinking 
her husband A is in danger, plunges into danger herself on the chance of finding 
him and helping him ** (538 *-***) (545) (546a) 

402 

(49 ch "lovers" to "man and wife") (437; 548) (572) 

B, married to A, supposes A is dead and marries A-3 (339) * A, supposed to be 
dead, returns mysteriously as from the grave ** A seeks to force B to give up A-3. 
the man she has married *** (573b) (1390) 

403 

(368b) (376) (407) (454) (493) 

B's husband, A, is brutal and tyrannical * Goaded beyond her powers of endurance, 
B puts poison in a glass and gives it to A ** B, giving her husband, A, poison, flees 
before the poison has time to take effect *** (453; 468) (16a) (946) 

404 

(261) (290) (291) 

B, after a loveless marriage with A-3, obtains a divorce and begins searching for 

A, the man she loves and from whom she became estranged (261 ch B to A & A-3 
to B-3) (327a; 325) (345 tr B & B-3) 

405 

(486 tr B & B-3; 474 ch B to B-3) (578b tr B & B-3) 

B is the second wife of A, a widower * A, thinking he has been disloyal to his first 

wife, B-3, makes B unhappy by his brooding ** (496a) (504b) 

406 

(261 ch A-3 to A) (284 tr A & A-3) 

B, just married to A, tells A she does not love him * B informs her husband. A, 
that she married him from pique and because A-3, the man she loves, married B-3 ♦* 
(462) (489) (499b) 

407 
(376> (493) 

B is flogged by her husband, A. for a transgression (445a-*) (483b) (553) (381-*) 
she did not commit (403) (438) (470) (516) (557a, b) (558) 

408 

(378) (500b) 

B, wife of A, keeps their house so well-ordered, and is so tyrannical and unrea- 
sonable about it, that A's home life becomes a hell (417) (429a) (464) (486a) 
(473) (533) 

409 
(414) (422a) (436) 
B, wife of A, informs A that she is in love with A-3 (423a) (457) (460) 

410 

(469; 532a; 1293a) (469; 532a; 5S3b ch A-3 to A-5) 

B has committed a secret transgression in order to help her husband, A * B finds 

herself in the toils of A-5 ** (411b ch A-3 to A-5) (669) 



UH-^21 Married Life 



411 

(a) (445a-*+) (434a-*) (414) 

B, happily married to A, commits an indiscretion (469; 532a; 1293b) (445*-***) 
(442) (446a, b) (449) 

(b) (469) (492b) 

B, wife of A, secretly borrows money from her old lover, A-3, for a certain purpose * 
A-3 seeks to use his power over B to advance his own selfish aims ** (476b) (4S3b) 

412 

(376) (378) (405) (413) 

B, wife of A, is annoyed by the little mannerisms of A: The crook of his elbow as 
he lifts a cup or glass, his endless repetition of what he considers humorous stories, 
his old carpet slippers, his habit of snoring when he takes his afternoon nap, etc. 
Thpse trifling banalities so work on B's nerves that bitter quarrels result (404 tr 
A & A-3) (411a) (418) (557a) 

413 
(190) (261 ch A-3 to A) (253) 

B marries A, a man much older than herself * B does not love A but th9ught when 
she married him that he would help her realize her consuming ambition ** B's 
great desire is to become an actress *** A, husband of B, proves a brutal tyrant 
and gives B nothing but harsh and inconsiderate treatment **** (373) (404 tr 
A & A-3) (409) 

414 
(376) (916 ch B to B-2; 765 ch B to B-2) 

B, wife of A, admires the personal independence of B-2 and would pattern after 
her * A has no admiration at all for B-2 and her ways ** (407) (441) (442) (452) 

415 

(472-*) (365b, c, ch BX to B) 

B learns that her supposed legal marriage to A was a farce * B is abandoned by A 

and left penniless and alone ** (479) (481) (647) (870a) (14b ch A to A-3) 

416 

(227) (441-*) (475-*) (558) (761b) 

B, wife of A, dies as the result of an enterprise undertaken for her supposed benefit 

(576a) (578a, b) (587) (588) 

417 
(378) (408) (420) 

B, while too severely reprimanding her husband. A, bursts a blood vessel and ex- 
pires (371) (526) (560) 

418 
(530) (543) (582) (592) 

B, married, quarrels with her husband. A, and runs away from home in an attempt 
to find peace and contentment * B has an experience with A-3 which proves to her 
that running away from, her husband, A, was a mistake ** (483b) (507b) (583b) 

(50) Being Impelled by an Unusual Motive to Engage 
in Crafty Enterprise 

419 

(372) (375) 

A must have his abilities recognized by his wife, B, in order to be happy (432a) 
(463) * A leaves B to run their joint business enterprise alone, and goes to a dis- 
tant place, knowing that his absence will cause B to discover his business worth ** 
(501) (519a-*) (1395) (1445) 

420 
(395) (406) (408) (494) 

A lives unhappily with his wife, B * A's marital discontent prompts him to reckless 
and questionable adventures ** (429a) (848 ch B to B-3) (876 ch B to B-3) 
(1209b) (246-*) 

421 

(131 ch B to B-3; 208 ch B to B-3) _ (176a ch B to B-3) 

A marries B in order to emancipate himself from the evil influence of B-3 * B-3 is 

a heartless coquette whom A loves ** (386) (393) (528) 



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Married Life ^22-^29 



422 

(a) (1002; 12S5b) (988) 

A secretly defrauds B of a large sum of money * A (701 ch A-2 to B) marries B in 
order to make a crafty restitution of property which, before marriage, he had stolen 
from her ** (429a) (465) (486a) 

(b) (59) _ (263 tr A & A-3) (284 tr A & A-3) 

A has married B for her money * A, having secured B's money, grows tired of her ** 
A tells B he is a criminal, and will presently be arrested by the police *** A induces 
B to enter into a suicide pact with him **** B, carrying out a suicide pact with A, 
kills herself; A does not kill himself, but craftily explains that B commited suicide 
***** (371) (392) (425; 1290b ch A to SN-A & F-A to A) 

423 

(a) (418-*) (426-*) (430) (400) 

A and B, man and wife, each secretly leaves hom.e on the same day * A believes he 
has deserted B, and B believes she has deserted A ** (394) (487) ^(500a) 

(b) (429b) (484a-*) 

A and B, man and wife, are wealthy and socially popular * A and B are so occupied 
with social engagements that they have no time for the enjoyment of each other's 
society ** A and B seek solitude where they can be alone together *** A and B find 
the solitude they crave in [1] a lonely lighthouse, [2] on a desert island or [3] by 
pretending they leave for an extended trip abroad, closing their magnificent home 
and living secretly in humble furnished quarters **** (49) (688-*) (897 add B) 

424 

(461) (484a-*) (523) 

A, an artist, works secretly as a day laborer in order to help his wife, B, who is 

also an artist * A tells B he is "realizing money on his art" ** (546a) (532b) (582) 

(574a) 

425 
(349) (363a) 

A has a son by his white wife, B. B dies * A, while traveling abroad (917), marries 
B-3, a woman of inferior race (347a ch B to B-3) (901 ch B to B-3), abandons her 
and returns to his ov.n country ** This secret A craftily keeps from his son, SN-A *** 
(881) (934) 

426 
(378) (464) (539a) 

A, married to B and desiring his freedom, resorts to craftiness * A persuades his 
friend, A-2. to elope with B ** (377b) (489) (466a ch A-3 to A-2) (550 ch A-3 
to A-2) 

427 

(378) (430) (432a) (438) (463) (513) 

A, married to B, is impelled by an unusual motive to furnish a suite of bachelor 
lodgings in another town. He does this unknown to B * A secretly retires to his 
bachelor apartments and lives a hermitlike existence ** (423a) (385; 520 ch B-3 to 
to B) (502) 

428 
(354a) (356) 

A and his wife, B, are artists. Their art does not prosper * A and B encounter 
dire misfortune. Each seeks some secret method of recouping their joint finances ** 
(424) (455b) (.532b) 

429 

(a) (420) (422a) (430-*) (47n (473) 

A, married to B, is impelled by an unusual motive to drop out of sight, lose his 
personality and go adventuring in the under-world (1225) (1233) (1275) 

(b) (423b-*) (471) (473) 

A and B, married and devotedly in love with, each other, are impelled by an unusual 
motive to drop out of sight, leave the world they know and search for an environ- 
ment more to their liking (423b *-****) (484a) 



^30-U38 Married Life 



430 

(455b) (461) (491b) 

A, husband of B, is heavily in debt * A disappears mysteriously ** (572) (719) 

(770a; 540) 

431 
(748; 700) (924a) , (997b) 

A, wealthv and desiring to be poor, has married B in order that she may spend his 
money (484; 929) (488a) 

432 

(a) (375) (378) (382) (383) 

A, married to B, seeks by secret enterprise to effect a change in unpleasant marital 
conditions (377b) (393) (394) (419) 

(b) (354b) (365b) (155 oh AX to A) 

A's wife, B, is a mystery woman * A does not know B, and has not seen her since 
the day of their romantic marriage ** (167 ch AX to A) (486) 

433 

(a) (1316) (1317 ch A-8 to A-3) 

A's enemy, A-3, who wronged A grievously, is dead * A seeks to revenge himself 
upon B, the wife of A-3, for a grievous wrong committed by A-3 ** (1310) (1311) 
(1323a ch B-3 to B) 

(b) (434a) . (450) (494) 

A's wife, B, is loved by A-3 * A-3 seeks craftily to win B, the wife of A ** (444) 
(434a. b) 

434 

(a) (553) (561) (562) 

A's wife, B, seems to have an "affair" with another man, A-3 * A is manoeiivered 
by A-3 into gambling with money not his own, and losing it ** (434b) (445a) 
(572) 

(b) (433b) (171) 

A is craftily manoeuvered into misfortune by A-3 * A, in the power of A-3, is com- 
pelled to divorce his wife, B ** (378 ch A to A-3) (385 ch A to A-3) (403 ch A 
to A-3) 

435 

(a) (402 ch A to A-3) (451) 

A marries B, a woman who, ixnknown to A, is already married to A-3, a husband 
who is living and undivorced * A-2, a friend of A's, sends A-3 to A, B's second 
husband, and exposure of deceitful B follows ** (743b; 921) (738) 

(b) (466b) (510) 

A's wife, B, is untrue to him, a fact of which A is in ignorance. A-2 discovers B's 
unfaithfulness, and informs A, who is on his death bed obstinately refusing treat- 
ment that would heal him * A, desperately ill, fired by tales of his wife, B's, unfaith- 
fulness, makes up his mind to live and takes treatment that cures him ** (487) (489) 

436 

(458b) (1061) 

A, husband of B, a very beautiful woman, persuades B to pretend that she is his 
sister * A fears that he will be killed by some admirer of his wife, B, so *hat the 
admirer may marry B ** (584b) (554) (557a) 

437 

(681b) (683) (734) (1368) 

A, married to B, loses his identity * A assumes a fictitious identity and marries B-3* 

(402) (548a) (571) 

438 

(503a) (521; 1177 or 1178 or 1185) (525) (568b) 

A seeks to achieve the refinement of cruelty in persecuting his wife, B * A secretly 
and mysteriously sequestrates himself and fosters the deception that he is dead ** 
(402) (659) (884a ch A to B & A-5 to A) 



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439 

(376) (403-*) 

B's friend, A-3, seeks to save her from persecution at the hands of her brutal hus- 
band, A * B's friend, A-3, forces a quarrel on B's brutal husband, A, hoping A will 
kill him, thus entangling himself with the law and freeing B of his tyranny. A-3 
accomplishes his heroic sacrifice ** 

440 
(488b) (1211; 422a) 

A is impelled by an unusual motive to marry B, a woman he does not love * A 
succeeds by a stratagem in leaving his unloved wife, B (1204 ch B to A & B-8 to 
A-8) (952) and, under a fictitious name, marries B-3, the woman he loves ** (917) 
(963) 

441 

(33 ch B to D-B & M-B to B; 258 ch A to B) (421) (422a; b-*) 

B, wife of A, is a drug addict * B keeps her husband. A, in ignorance of the fact 

that she is a drug addict ** (435b) (440) (442) (446a) 

442 

(376; 642-*) (376; 646) (403-*; 739) 

B is forbidden by her husband, A, to do a certain thing * B, ordered by her hus- 
band, A, not to do a certain thing, does it anyway, during A's absence from home ** 
^(642 *-**) (599; 534) 

443 
(386-*) (408) 

B's husband, A, leaves for town, as he declares, to meet a friend, A-2 * A's friend, 
A-2, sends a letter to A; it arrives during A's absence, and B opens it ** A-2, friend 
of A, is in a foreign countrv; and B conceals the letter from A-2 and, the next time A 
leaves home "to meet A-2," B trails him *** (394) (486a; 552a tr A & B; 404 tr 
A & A-3) 

444 
(433b) (492b) 

B elopes with A-3, who has artfully inspired doubts of her husband, A's (213-*) 
(476b) (540) loyalty (507a) (568a) (568b) (573b) 

445 

(a) (553) (561) 

B, wife of A, is mistakenly supposed by A to have an "affair" with A-3 * B, wife 
of A, detests A-3. but calls on him at his apartment at night (483b) (583b) ** B 
forces A-3, at the revolver point, to return to her money which he has taken craftily 
from A *** (380 *-***) (396) (499a) 

(b) (284) (573a) 

B, wife of A, seeks desperately to escape disaster * B drinks a potion which throws 
her into a condition resernbling death, having been assured that A will appear and 
rescue her when she revives ** (105) (576b) 

446 

(a) (494) (495) (580) 

B, wife of A, is guilty of an indiscretion * B, in order to escape consequences of 
personal culpability, falsely accuses innocent A-2 ** (446b ch "lover" to "friend") 
(507a) 

(b) (411b ch A-3 to A-2) (433b ch A-3 to A-2) (4t0 ch A-3 to A-2) 

B, wife of A, calls on her lover, A-2 * A calls on his friend, A-2 ** A-2 conceals B 
so A will not see her *** A discovers his wife, B, concealed in the apartment of his 
his friend, A-2 **** (400 ch A-3 to A-2) (418 ch A-3 to A-2) (446a) 

447 

(90 ch A to A-5) (59 ch A to A-5) 

B, in her extreme youth, was lured into marriage with a criminal, A-5 * A-5 a 
criminal, is killed, and B. his widow, leaves home and goes to a distant country ** 
B marries A (20a, c) (24a. b). a man of wealth and high social standing, and keeps 
her black past a close secret *** (669 ch A-5 to "a oal of A-5's") (669 ch A-5 to 
"a pal of A-5's"; 73S) (870b ch A-5 to "a pal of A-5's") (870a) 



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448 

(450; 550) (450; 1204; 502 tr B & A) 

B kills her husband, A, in order to prevent A from revealing an evil secret (557a) 

(1258) (1294) 

449 
(398b) (411b-*; 445*-**) (433b; 583b) 

B is happily married to A*B, wife of A, impelled by an innocent motive, clandes- 
tinely meets an old lover, A-3 ** (411a-*; 410) (434a) 

450 

(492b-**) (494) 

B seeks by secret enterprise to be free of A, her husband who is poor, in order that 

she may marry wealthy A-3 (451> (557a) (1204) 

451 

(450) (418-*) (470) 

B, married to A and neither widowed nor divorced, pretends to be single * B, 

married, assumes another name and marries A-3 ** (448) (471 ch A to A-3) (550) 

452 

(3T6) (383; 403-*) (521) 

B seeks by secret enterprise to emancipate herself from fear of her husband, A 

(470) (475) (516) 

453 
(403) (448) 

B believes she has killed her husband, A * B seeks to save herself from the conse- 
quences of transgression by taking to flight ** (4GS) (502) 

454 

(la, b, d, e, f, g) (421) (422a) (440-*) 

B's husband. A, married her under false pretenses * B seeks by secret enterprise 

to be revenged upon her husband, A ** (400) (408) (451) (467) (477) 

455 

(a) (428) (455b) (490a-*) 

B secretly disposes of a dearly prized possession in order to buy her husband, A, 
a Christmas (or birthday or wedding anniversary) present (430) (532b) (1293c) 

(b) (428) (522) 

B, and her husband. A, have fallen upon evil days * B, in order to "keep the wolf 
from the door," finds work in a laundry, but tells A she is working as an "art di- 
rector" ** (424) (69) (579a) 

456 
(422b-*) (430-*) (525) 

B bears a close physical resemblance to B-8 * B marries A. B has property in 
her own name which, by a marriage settlement, is to descend to A if he outlives B ** 
B-8 dies, and A contrives to make it appear that it was B who died *** B, as B-8, 
is immured in an insane asylum, and A inherits the money belonging to B **♦* 
(732) (1447a tr A & A-8) (1461a) 

(13) Seeking by Craftiness to Escape Misfortune 

457 

(463) (485) A and B, married, finding they cannot live together happily, agree 
to the secret and honorable expedient of living apart, undivorced. fl] They 
have a child, CH, and, on CH's account, refuse to seek a divorce. [2] Religious 
convictions will not allow them to seek a divorce. [3] Inability to reach a satis- 
factory settlement of their joint estate prevents a divorce. [4] Determination 
on the part of husband or wife to prevent the other's re-marriage acts as a bar to 
divorce. [5] Fear of scandal and gossip prevents the estranged pair from seeking 
their legal freedom (475) (484a) (499a) (501) 



Married Life /t58-'i68 



438 

(a) (2t)0b; 367b) (326-1; 363a) 

A and B, just married, start by train on their honeymoon * B, the bride, seeks to 
escape annoying experiences when A, the groom, leaving the train to send a tele- 
gram, is left behind ** (44oa-*; 396-*) (5S3c) (589) 

(b) (423b-2) (687 add B) (601 add B) 

A and B, married, find themselves cast away among a strange, half-barbarian 
people * A, finding the beauty of his wife, B, a source of danger to hirrself. seeks 
to avoid the danger by a stratagem ** (436) (688-*; 307 or 197 ch B to B-3 
or 973) 

439 
(376) (434a-*) (495) (503a^ (559^ 

A, husband of B, is cruel and tyrannical * A seeks craftily to kill A-3, an unmarried 
man with whom B is in love ** (439) (503b; 403) 

460 

(463) (553) 

A is estranged from his wife, B, whom he dearly loves * A flees to a distant part 

of the country and tries to bear his hard lot with fortitude ** (396) (501) (539b) 

(1395) 

461 
(239) (341) (585b) 

A is deeply in love with his wife, B * A faces failure in business (4913) (606) 
(631) (747) — a failure which, he knows, will bring disaster to his married hap- 
piness ** (484b; 770b, c) (505) 

462 
(461) (491b) 

A is unhappy with his wife, B * A seeks with firmness to achieve cherished ambi- 
tions ** (905) (907) (913) (92Sa) (492b) 

463 

(408) (420) . (491) _ _ 

A revolts against the injustice he is compelled to suffer at the hands of his beloved 

wife, B (419) (427) (429a) (460) 

46 i 
(437) (509) (525) 

A, married to B, is impelled by an unusual motive to lead a double life (4S6b) 
(548a. b) (1200) 

465 
(422a; 486a) (1295) 

A seeks to escape difficulties, restore property and be free of an unlo\-ed wife, B, 
all by secret enterprise (572) (952) (1172 ch B to A <fe B-5 to A-5; 1204 ch B to 
A & B-8 to A-8) 

466 

(a) (482) (493) 

B is married to A and they have one child, CH * B loves CH but she does not 
love A ** B loves A-3, and elopes with him, leaving her child, CH, with her husband, 
A *** (507b; 499a) (500a) 

(b) ^503b ch A-3 to A-7) (495 ch A-3 to A-7) 

B, young wife of elderly A, has an intrigue with a servant of A's, A-7 * A is ill and 
about to die; B, his wife, could save him, but she will not ** (435b) (524b) 

467 

(1339) (1341) 

B has seen her husband. A, secretly as he thought, exchange a pair of niuddy shoes 
for tne clean shoes of A-8 * A's evident purpose is to shift the responsibility for a 
crime to the shoulders of innocent A-8 ** (521) (540) (569-*) 

468 

U03) (486b) (488b) 

B attempts to poison her husband, A * B, attempting to poison her husband. A, 
.nistakcs a bottle of harmless white powder for the poison and gives A some of it' 
contents ** (453; 502) (539b tr A & B) 



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469 

(428) (430-*) 

B, seeking to aid her husband, A, by secret enterprise, finds povertv a bar (411b) 

(449) (45oa, b) (532a, b) 

470 

(407) (412) 

B seeks to escape from her tyrannical husband. A, by running away (400) (418) 

(451) (743b) 



(14) Falling into Misfortune through the Wiles 
of a Crafty Schemer 

471 

(450 tr A & A-3) _ (451 tr A & A-3) 

A, after his marriage to B, discovers that B, who ..ad professed to be single, was 

a married woman and neither divorced nor widowed (473) (480) (489) 

472 

(476a) (488b) (503a) (521) 

A, married to B, has not been divorced from a former wife, B-3 * A discovers that 

B has married another man, A-3 ** (540) (568a, b, c, d) 

473 

(378) (420) (548a tr B & B-3) (572 ch A to A-3) 

A becomes the second husband of B, whose first husband, A-3, had mysteriously 
disappeared and was supposed to be dead * After A and B are married, B's first 
husband, A-3. appears secretly to A ** (533; 594b) (486a) 

474 

(376) (378) (420) 

A's wife, B, dies * Tricky so-called spiritualists pretend to materialize the spirit 
of deceased B in order to influence A to give them money by advice of the supposed 
B ** (392) (830) (880a) 

475 

(383) (454) 

A finds himself under a weird psychic spell because of a birthmark on the face of 
his wife, B * B craftily gives a birthmark a peculiar significance, and holds A under 
its power ** (1334a) (1342a) (1374) (1375) 



(a) (389a, b) (405) B, wife of A, is craftily persuaded by A-3, the "other man" 
in a "love triangle," to elope with him (397) (400) 

(b) (398b) (449) (4S3b) 

B, wife of A, finds herself in the power of an old lover, A-3 * A-3 threatens to reveal 
to B's husband. A, a fateful secret (441) (447) (455b) (492b) unless B will 
agree to a certain proposition A makes to her ** (446b ch A-2 to A-3) (483b) 
(507a) 

477 

(398b ch A-3 to A-2) (446b) (580) (589) 

B, wife of A, persuades A-2, a friend of A's, to elope with her (418 ch A-3 to A-2) 

(423a) 

478 

(540) (589) 

B falsely accuses her husband, A, of transgression (506a, b) (507a) 



73 

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479 

(382) (386) (426) 

B suffers betrayal at the hands of A, her husband by a secret marriage * B is acci- 
dentally killed by a series of manoeuvers set in motion by her husband, A ** (545) 
(557b) ' 

480 
(426-*) (575) 

B, wife of A, desperately ill, sends A for a doctor * A, sent for a doctor by B, who 
is seriously ill, does not return (634) (655) (711c) (438)— and he does not 
send the doctor ** 

481 
(64; 415) (386) 

B is abandoned by A, her husband by a secret marriage * B is unable to prove her 
secret marriage to A; the marriage records disappear and the priest who performed 
the ceremony dies ** (188b ch A to A-8) (738) 

482 

(528) (566a) 

B, wife of A, sees happiness and beauty in everything and evil in nothing until 
A accuses her of causing his downfall (539a) (542) * B's bright outlook on life 
changes to one of darkness and despair when she is falsely accused of evil by her 
husband. A ** (546a) (581) (587) (588) 

483 

(a) (410 ch A-5 to A-3) (433b) (436) 

B, wife of A, falls into misfortune * A-3, a man of evil character, seeks by violence 
and while intoxicated, to dishonoi B, wife of A ** (476b) (483b; 519a, b) (433a 
ch B to B-8) 

(b) (398b) (433b) (583b) 

B, wife of A, is bv subtlity made a prisoner by A-3, a rejected lover, in his apart- 
ment (411b) (5i9b) 

(22) Following a Wrong Course through Mistaken Judgment 

484 

(a) (429b) (436) (563c) 

A and B, man and v/ife, struggle to realize a cherished ideal * A and B discover 
that their cherished ideal is a mistaken one ** (420) (457) 

(b) (375) (491b) (524a) 

A tries in vain to pay the debts incurred by his extravagant wife, B, whom he 
idolizes * A, facing ruin, seeks to save himself by comm^itting a transgression *♦ 
(763) (754) (770b) 

485 
(395) (464) 

A, husband of B, is wealthy, cultured and of high social standing * A indulges a 
taste for low companionship and questionable adventures ** (429a) (499a) (500a) 
(501) 

486 

(a) (378) (382) (383) 

A. married to B, falls in love with B-3 (386) (368e) (555b) 

(b) (395) (420) (464) (525) 

A has two wives, B and B-3, two hornes several miles apart, two names by which 
he is known in two different communities, two circles of acquaintances, and prac- 
tices two professions (548b) (1148a) (1248) 

487 
(373) (412) 

A is estranged from his wife, B * A, estranged from his wife, B, seeks a reconcilia- 
tion, and then quarrels with B as to which of them caused the estrangement — and 
the estrangement continues ** (391) (400) (429a) 



74 

^88-^95 Married Life 



488 

(a) (93a) (431) 

A marries B because he thinks she is poor * A discovers, after his marriage with 
B, that she is wealthy in her own right ** (429b) (563c) (929) 

(b) (367a) (368b) 

A marries B, a woman he does not love * A has committed a transgression (1290a) 
(1301) (1304); B knows of the transgression, and A marries her in order to safe- 
guard his evil secret ** (528) (1291a) 

489 

(486a) (472) 

A begins divorce proceedings againstliis wife, B * A seeks to divorce B, thinking 

to find happiness in a new love ** (496a) (556) (886; 563a) 

490 

(a) (484a-*) (966-*) 

A and B, m.an and wife, keep themselves in poverty by spend ing* /all their money 
for rich furnishings to put in a mansion they are going to build when they become 
wealthy * A and B keep themselves poor by buying rich furnishing? for the mansion 
they are some day going to build; but the furnishings, inadequately housed, fall 
into niin before A and B are able to build their air castle ** (484a*-**) (576a) 
(770a) 

(b) (48tb) (461) 

A, and B, man and wife, are to inherit money from a rich relative, A-2, when a 
child shall bless their union * A and B, childless, write a rich relative, A-2, that a 
son has been born to them ** A-2 writes A and B that he is coming to see their 
child; and A and B find it necessary to resort to further simulation *** (1057b) 
(1430b) 

491 

(a) (372) (461) 

B is the wife of A, and loves him devotedly * B insists on dominating A in business 
affairs ** (419) (420) (463) 

(b) (510) (585b) 

B, wife of A, insists on living beyond her husband's means * B, through fooiish 
extravagance, brings A close to ruin ** (461) (505) 



(a) (370) (372) B's husband. A, loves her devotedly * A is of a parsimonious 
nature and gives B little money ** (492b) (593) 

(b) (370) (372) B's husband, A, is a poor man * B loves jewels and fine clothes 
which her husband, A, is unable to give her ** B is persuaded to accept a valuable 
piece of jewelry from an old admirer, A-3 *** B tells A, her husband, that a valuable 
piece of jewelrv, given her by A-3, is set with imitation stones and that she bought 
it for herself **** (476b) (483b) 

493 

(485) (486b) 

B's husband. A, is affectionate and kindly and puts on his "Sunday manners'' in 
company; but when he and B are alone, he is cross-grained, petty and tryannical 
(477) (495) 

494 

(508> (547) 

B, wife of A, is shallow, foolish and faithless * B, married to A, flirts with an un- 
married man, A-3 ** (503b) (568c) 

495 

(492a, b) (494) 

B, wife of A, falls in love with young and reckless A-3 (503b) (505-*) (507a, b) 



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(15) Finding a Sustaining Power in Misfortune 

496 

(a) (489) (509) (539a) (553) 

A falls ill * A's wife, B, from whom he is seeking a divorce, nurses him back to 
health ** (39G) (379) (500a) 

(b) (420) (478) (486a) 

A's wife, B, deserts him and obtains a divorce * A falls ill. B-3, who loved A be- 
fore he married B, nurses A back to health ** (22b; 22a ch B to B-3) (515 ch B 
to B-3) 

(c) (473) (594b) (395) (435a) 

A, hen-pecked husband of B, discovers that B has an undivorced husband, A-3, 
living * A secretly abandons B and leaves her to A-3. B's undivorced former hus- 
band ** (548a ch A to A-3) (573b tr A & A-3) 

497 

(546a) (575) 

A has recently lost his wife, B * A finds his memories of his deceased wife, B, an 

inspiration and a sustaining power ** (498) (1433b; 504a) (57Sa, b) 

498 

(576a) (567-*) (579a; 578a) 

A seeks to find his deceased wife, B * A believes that his deceased wife, B, has re- 
turned to earth to comfort him ** (392) (474) (526) (560) 

499 

(a) (463) (460) (563a) 

A and B, husband and wife, are estranged from each other * A and B, estranged, 
undergo a character transformation through love for their child, CH, and become 
reconciled ** (494; 505-*) (507b) 

(b) (406) (510) (547) 

A dearly loves his wife, B, but B does not love him * A wins the love of his wife, 

B, by patience, forbearance, kindliness and devotion ** (5SS) (591) 

500 

(a) (549) (553) (561) 

A is seeking a divorce from B * A becomes reconciled with B when she nurses him 
through a serious illness ** (396) (575) (956 ch A-8 to A; 578a) 

(b) (606) (656) 

A, failing in business and almost a bankrupt, nevertheless marries B, a shrewd 
and thrifty woman * B so reorganizes and manages A's affairs that he becomes 
prosperous ** (419) (491a) 

501 
(369) (373) (457) 

A and B are estranged and living apart, their married happiness in a sad tangle * 
A receives a letter from B (1395) calling him home ** A learns that a child, CH. 
has been born during his absence. Result, reconciliation with B, and happiness *** 
(532a) (565) 

502 
(572; 402-*) (430) 

B supposes that her husband. A, is dead * B reads in a newspaper that her husband, 
A, whom she had supposed dead, is alive ** (548a) (550) 

503 

(a) (582) (590) 

B's husband, A, is brutal and tyrannical * B. married to brutal and tyrannical A, 
loves and is beloved by, A-3 ** (503b) (544) 

(b) (503a) (554) 

B discovers that her husband. A, is seeking the life of her lover, A-3 * B seeks 
desperately to save her lover, A-3, from the vengeance of her husband, A ** C507b) 
(557a) • (568c, d) 



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504 

(a) (405) (485) (492a) (499b tr A & B) (579a;_565) (1133) 

B seeks to ■win her husband, A, to a certain enterprise * B, with the help of the 
elements during a devastating storm, succeeds in winning her husband, A, to an 
enterprise long cherished by B ** (534) (546a) (884b) 

(b) (493 ch B to B-3) (528) (578b tr B & B-3) 

B is the second wife of A * A's sorrow for his deceased wife, B-3, caiises B, his 
second wife, much unhappiness ** B, second wife of A, discovers that B-3, A's 
first wife, was unfaithful *** (389) (391 ch B-3 to B-8) 

505 

(544) (563b) (585b) (580) (484b) (908) 

B, wife of A, suffers a critical illness at childbirth and her character is completely 
transformed * B lives for her children, gives all to them, and loses her moody des- 
pondency ** B loyally helps her husband. A, recoup his financial losses *** (474) 
(455b) 

506 

(a) (540) (541) (571) (582) (561 tr A & B, ch A-3 to B-3) 

B thinks her husbana. A, has committed a moral transgression (563a) * B discovers 
through a friend, B-2, that the moral transgression of which she has accused her 
husband. A, was never committed ** (496a, b) (506b) (536) (546a) 

(b) (485) (506a) (770a) 

B, through false suspicion, is estranged from her husband, A * B becomes reconciled 
with her husband. A, when a suspicion is proved to be false ** (1451a ch A to B) 
(1462) 

507 

(a) (398a, b) (41 lb) (433b) (444) 

13 is eloping with A-3, the man who destroyed her faith in her husband, A * B, 
wife of A, eloping with A-3, meets A-2, A's friend, and is rescued by A-2 from an 
act of folly ** (536) (568d) 

(b) (466a) (543) 

B, married to A, elopes with A-3 * B's love for her child, CH, left with her husband, 
A, when she deserted him, draws her back to CH and A ** (568c, d) 

(39) Forsaking Cherished Ambitions in order 
to Carry out an Obligation 



(512) (513) (521) (528) (539a) (579b) 

A finds his marriage to B a bar to his contentment (510) (529b) 

509 

(382) (420) (500b) 

A finds his marriage to B a hindrance in his love affair with B-3 (377a) (385a) 

(386) (393) (426) (556) 

510 
(372) (375) (378) 

A is unhappy in his married life with B * A, unhappily married to B, proves true 
to his obligation to run a charted course as a family man, even though he must 
sacrifice cherished ambitions ** (385a) (393) (435a) (511) 

511 

(513) (484b-*) 

A, married to B, finds the necessity of supporting his wife and family a bar to 
cherished ambitions (484b *-**) (991) 

512 
(613) (991) (1073) 

A is prevented by family and business obligations from embarking upon a cherished 
enterprise (900) (917) (952) 



77 

Married Life 513-521 



513 

(511) (768; 

A, married to B, is compelled to lead a prosy, middle-class life, drab and mono- 
tonous * A, married to prosy B, treasures in his heart of hearts dreams of knightly 
exploits and chivalrous adventures, himself the star of each performance ** (771a) 
(773 ch B to B-8) (774) (1077) (1330) (1335) 

514 

(581) (565) 

B, married to A, her second husband, finds her domestic happiness imperiled by 
the obligation to care for CH, a child by her first husband (516) (503b ch "lover 
A-3" to "child CH") (507b) (594b) 

515 
(585b) (1106) (1119) 

B, wife of A, forsakes cherished ambitions in order to carry out the desire of A that 
she bear him a son * B dies in childbirth ** (425) (576a) (578b) 

516 

(514) (521) (1341; 467 ch A-S to CH) (896 ch SN to CH) B deliberately 
sacrifises her life at the hands of her husband. A, in order to save their son, CH, 
who is falsely accused of transgression by A, the real transgressor. 

(40) Embarking upon an Enterprise in which one Obligation 
is Opposed by Another ObUgation 

517 

(525) (925-*) (957a) 

A, husband of B, is discovered by honsst and high-minded B to be planning a trans- 
gression that will work untold hardship to the public * A, rich and powerful, is 
determined to use all his wealth and influence in carrying out an iniquitous project. 
His wife, B, seeks in vain to persuade him against it ** (403) (553) (557a -*) 

518 

(384) (543) (574b) 

A and B are married, and A's mother, M-A, lives with them * A and B quarrel 

regarding M-A, and A is forced to choose between M-A and B ** (554) (568c) 

(578b) 

519 

(a) (483a. b) (519b-*) 

A learns that his wife, B, is in terrible danger * A, if he leaves his post of duty to 
save his wife, B, who is in terrible Hanger, will sacrifice lives and property he is in 
duty bound to safeguard ** (519b *-**) (576b) 

(b) (519a (591) 

A, over the phone, receives an agonized call from his wife, B, for help. B is in 
terrible danger * A rescues B ** 

520 
(371) (449 tr A & A-3) (537) 

A, innocent, is arrested on a murder charge * A could prove an alibi and win free- 
dom of a murder charge, but only by involving B-3, another man's wife ** A's 
obligation to save himself, is opposed by an obligation to protect B-3, another 
man's wife *** (535-* ch B to B-3, A to A-8 & A-3 to A) (1204 ch B to B-3) (115) 
ch B to B-3) 

(41) Finding an Obligation at Variance with Ambition, 
Inclination or Necessity 

521 

(382) (441 tr A ^ B) (464) (467) 

A, B's husband, oretends to be innoaent of a transgression, but B knows he is guilty 

(454) (594c) 



78 

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(574a) (601) (620) (631) 

A is unable to find a job and support his wife, B * A and his wife, B, find themselves 

face to face with starvation ** (523) (532a) (532b) (579a) (583b) (628) 

(585b) (680a) (681a) 

A, because of extreme poverty, finds it impossible to remember his wife, B, with 
a Christmas present (or a gift on her birthdav, or on their wedding anniversary) 
(398a) (400) (411b) (455a) (628) 

524 

(a) (500b) (1079) (1132) 

A, husband of B, has a dangerously reckless passion for gambling in stocks * A, 
husband of B, is a lawyer with trust funds in his possession; and B fears that he 
will be tempted to use the trust funds for gambling purposes ** (380) (443) 
(474) (566b) 

(b) (408) (466b) 

A, elderly husband of youthful B, will die if a limb is not amputated * A refuses 
to have a limb amputated, preferring "to die in one piece." B, his wife, upholds 
him in his determination ** (403) (474 tr A & B) 

525 

(420) (421) (461) (509) 

A, married to B, attemots to carry out an infamous proiect in spite of family obliga- 
tions (426) (438) (465) (486b) (548b) (555a) (556) 

526 

(474-*) (497) A struggles to carry out an obligation to his deceased wife. B, 
which he considers sacred (474*-**) (198) (578b-*) (588) 

527 
(347a) (579b) 

A seeks to be loyal to his wife, B * B, wife of A, is of alien blood and inferior race ** 
(585a) (588) (593) 

528 

(365a) (382) 

A is the husband of worthy B, whom he does not love * A, married to B, whom he 
does not love, is haunted by memories of a former sweetheart, B-3, whom he still 
loves ** (393) (420) (555b) (246b) (368e) 

529 

(a) (530) (531) . (540) (541) 

A, deeply in love with his wife, B, is made defendant in divorce proceedings started 
by B (568a) (573a) (594c) (496b) 

(b) (378) (395) (408) 

A dominates his wife, B, a nagger and a scold, by petty tyrannies that are more 
masterful than any B has at her command * B, when properly subdued by her 
husband, A's, pretended tyrannies, finds A gentle, kindly and considerate ** A, 
by being cruel in order to be kind, insures the married happiness of himself and B 
*** (545) (546a) 

530 

(1132 ch A to B) (1334a ch A to B) 

B, wife of A, refuses to live with A in a house beside which there is a mysterious 
grave (918b ch A to B) (1358 ch A to B) (1366 ch A to B) (1375 ch A to B) 
'(529a) 

531 

(574b) (1009b ch B to M-A & SN to A) 

B, wife of A, is compelled to live with A's mother, M-A * B finds the conditions of 

her married life with A unpleasant ** (529a) (543) (557b) 



79 

Married Life 532-538 



(a) (469) (583a) 

B must have money in order to save her husband, A * A, husband of B, is desper- 
ately ill, and will die unless he can have a change of climate ** (410) (583b) 
(1293a, b, c) 

(b) (469) (522) 

B's long, beautiful tresses are greatly admired by her husband, A * B, in order 
finance a certain enterprise involving her husband, A, sells her long hair ** (455a) 
(739) 

533 

(378) (395) 

B, A's tyrannical wife, goes out for the evening and orders A not to leave the house 

while she is away (420) (426) (435a) (471) (473) 

534 

(376) (378 tr B & A) (413) 

B is forbidden by her husband. A, to engage in a certain enterprise * B engages in a 
certain enterprise which her husband, A, condemns and forbids her taking part 
in (442) (449*-*='0 (452) ** B, engaging in an enterprise forbidden by her hus- 
band, A, discovers that A has a part in it (599); and, because of this discovery, B 
comes to an agreement with A which enables them to go forward happily in )ife 
with a better understanding of each other's rights and privileges *** 

535 

(667) (449; 537 oh A to A-3, B to B-3 & B-3 to B; 1070 ch A to A-3) 
B, wife of A, saves A-3, a supposed transgressor, from the law by a public confession 
of her delinquency * A, because of his great love for his wife, B, forgives her de- 
linquency and glories in her moral courage in making a confession of it ** (695a 
ch A to A-3) (557b ch A-2 to A-3) 

536 

(370) (372) (398a. b) (433b) 

B, married to A, is about to elope with A-3 * B, wife of A. is eloping with A-3 when 
they meet a stranger. A-2; and A-2, in the presence of both B and A-3, tells about 
a man, AX, who broke up a home by eloping with a friend's wife and then aban- 
doning her. A-2 has recognized A-3 and, in order to save _B, tells this story about 
him, hiding A-3's identity under a fictitious name. But it is enough. A-3 sneaks 
away, and B never sees him again ** (391 tr A & B & ch B-3 to A-3) (396) 

(29) Aiding Another to Hide from the World 
a Fateful Secret 

537 

(378) (385a) (395) 

A's wife, B, is murdered at a certain hour of the night * A is suspected of having 
murdered his wife, B; but, at tlie hour the murder was committed, A was with 
B-3 (411a ch B to B-3) (411b-* ch B to B-3, A to A-8 & A-3 to A) a woman of 
spotless reputation and happily married ** (520) (667 ch B to B-3) (535 ch B 
to B-3, A to A-8 & A-3 to A) (1070 ch B to B-3) 

(23) Becoming Involved in a Complication that has to do 
with Mistaken Judgment and Suspicion 

(438) (561) . , . 

A, husband of B, enroute to his home in the country, is caught in a storm and is 
out all night * A, absent from home all night, finds on reaching home in the morn- 
ing, that his wife, B, is missing ** A mistakenly supposes that his wife, B, has 
eloped with A-3 *** (401) (545) (546a) 



80 

539-5^6 Married Life 



(a) (399) (954) (966-*) 

A, husband of B, is the victim of egotistical self-deception and thinks himself a 
great man * A believes that he is prevented from becoming famous by the jealousy 
of his wife, B ** (386) (391) 

(b) (429a) (430) (460) (540) 

A reads in a newspaper that his wife, B, has divorced him * B divorces A on the 
grounds of desertion ** (388-* tr A & B) (496b) 

540 

(719) (770a) (743b ch B to A) 

A, husband of B, vanishes mysteriously * A, husband of B, and B-3, both vanish 
mysteriously at the same time ** Gossip has it that A, husband of B, has eloped with 
B-3 *** (506a, b) (571) (573b) 

541 

(1383) (1389b) (1397) (1400). (1401) A, whenever he attempts to have X, 
a certain object of mystery, explained to him, meets with misfortune * A, showing 
X, a mysterious object of mystery, to his wife. B, is astounded when B, without 
explanation, begins divorce proceedings (1357) (1425) 

542 

(405) (420) 

A labors under the mistaken belief that the altruism of his wife, B, is prompted by 

selfish motives (377a) (386) (391) (555a. b) 

543 

(531) (574b) (994 ch B to M-A & SN to A) 

B, wife of A, is jealous of the attentions A gives his mother, M-A * B has a mis- 
taken idea that her husband's mother, M-A, is trying to interfere between her and 
A (507a ch A-2 to A's mother, M-A) (518) 

544 

(462) (547) 

B labors under the mistaken belief that her husband. A, receives all the praise for 

her own kindly acts (457) (646; 594d) (644; 594d) (572; 573b) (540; 506a. b) 



(11) Confronting a Situation in which Courage and Devotion 
Alone can save the Fortunes of One Beloved 

545 

(528) (539a; 553) 

B's husband. A, fails to return home. A blizzard is raging, and B fears that A 
has suffered misfortune in the storm * B meets her death while searching vainly 
in a storm for her husband. A ** (576a) • (577) (578a) 

546 

(a) (706a, b, c) 

B, wife of A, during A's absence, sees destruction threatening A's life work * B, at 
the cost of her own life, heroically saves from destruction the life work of her hus- 
band, A ** (497) (576a) 

(b) (828) (885a) 

B, homely, marries a blind man, A, who thinks her surpassingly beautiful * B hires 
a noted eye-specialist to perform an operation on the eyes of her blind husband. A. 
whereby A's sight is restored ** (489) (581) (933) 



81 

Married Life 5^i7-556 



(12) Falling into Misfortune through Disloyalty in Love 

547 

(369) (406) (529a) 

A. dearly loves his wife, B; and her .ove, which he does not possess, is necessary to 

his happiness (499b) (563a) (573b) 

548 

(a) (681b) (734; 402-*) 

A, married to B, suffers a memory lapse and marries B-3 * A, husband of B, suffers 
an attack of amnesia and marries B-3; his memory returns, and he forgets B-3 and 
goes back to B ** (548b) (550) 

(b) (548a) (486b) 

A is a bigamist; and his two wives, B and B-3, meet by chance and compare notes 
(472) (705) 

549 

(492a) (494 ch A-3 to A-2) 

A is married to B, and his ideal is faithfulness * A's wife, B, elopes with his friend, 

A-2, a man more successful in business than A ** (496a, b) (507b ch A-3 to A-2) 

550 
(540) (548a) (681b) (770a) 

A, married to B, after a long, mysterious absence returns to find B married to A-3 
(568b, c, d) (571) (573b) 

551 

(515) (397 ch A-3 to A-2) (549) (588) (764) (79 ch A to A-2 & A-3 to A) 
A discovers that his wife, B, is the mother of A-2's son. CH (585a) (392) (474) 

552 

(a) (510) (547) (561) 

A, husband of B, discovers that B is unfaithful (551) (568a, b, c, d) 

(b) (510) (554) 

A finds a bundle of love letters in a locked drawer of his wife, B's, desk — letters 
written after B's marriage to him, but not by him * A, discovering that his wife, 

B, is unfaithful, strangles her while she sleeps ** (385b) (568a) 

553 

(410) (411a) (547) 

A believes that his wife, B, is in love with A-3 (396) (418) (496a) 

554 

(405) (412) 

A secretly discovers that his wife, B, has an affair with A-3 (380) (400) (434b) 

(438) (503b) 

555 

(a) (464) (481) (486a) 

A abandons his loving, devoted wife, B, to elope with B-3, a younger and prettier 
woman * A, abandoning his wife. B, to elcpe with B-3, pays a penalty of remorse 
and unhappiness ** (377b; 408 ch B to B-3) (556) (552a ch B to B-3) 

(b) (486) (1073) 

A, unhappily married to B, falls in love with B-3, a girl much younger than him- 
self * A, married to B and in love with B-3, takes a long journey in an attempt to 
forget B-3 ** (528) (1379) 

556 

(485) (486a) (494 ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) , . „ . 

A, married to B, pretends to be single in making .ove to B-8 ♦ A, husband of B, is 
killed in an accident while on the way to elope with B-3 *♦ 



82 

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(a) (398a) (413) (433b) B's husband, A, has a weak heart, and is lured into 
over-exertion by A-3, B permitting * A dies as the result of a conspiracy between 
B and A-3, and B suffers remorse ** (665) (669) (738) (743b) (946) (956) 

(b) (470; 477) (441; 477) (503a ch A-3 to A-2) B, wife of A, elopes with A's 
friend, A-2 * B, wife of A, and A-2 with whom B is eloping, meet death in an auto- 
mobile accident ** 

(26) Seeking Secretly to Preserve Another from Danger 

558 

(368b; 403-*) (376) 

B, wife of brutal and tyrannical A, has a loyal friend in A-3. A-3 seeks to help 
B escape from A * A, the brutal and tyrannical husband of B, is a huge man and 
as powerful and determined as he is brutal; and A-3, who would save B from A, is 
a coward ** (1061 ch A to A-3; 1075a, b ch A to A-3) (857 ch A to A-3; 557a) 
(568d) (403 *-**) 

559 
(376) (403-*) 

B's husband, A, is a tyrannical, churlish person whose dislike for his attractive 
wife inspires in his small mind a desire to persecute her * B, wife of brutal and 
tyrannical A, is loved by A-3. B, although she loves A-3, is too high-minded to 
consider an elopement, or to be a party to any sort of intrigue ** (403 *-**) (438) 
(568d) 

(57) Seeking to Unravel a Puzzling Complication 

560 

(371) (474) (498) (576a) (577) (578a) 

A finds that a delusion regarding the apparition of his deceased wife, B, is entangled 
with truth * A hears the voice of his deceased wife, B, and there seems absolutely 
no doubt that it is her voice ** (392) (587) 

561 

(428) (433b) (562) 

A, husband of B, receives anonymous communications regarding B and A-3 (434a) 

(445a) (538) (553) 

562 
(381) (434a-*) (445a-*) 

A, husband of B, receives each morning a mysterious communication regarding 
B (1383) (1397) * A finds an anonymous communication regarding his wife, B, 
on a sheet of paper in his typewriter (1381) (1389a) ** A receives through the 
mails, "poison pen" letters (564b-*) regarding his wife, B *** (377a) (396) (397) 
(398b) 

(37) Seeking Against Diflficulties to Realize 
a Cherished Ideal 

563 

(a) (460) (547) 

A, estranged from his wife, B, whom he dearly loves, seeks a reconciliation (487) 
(499a, b) (500a) (501) 

(b) (378) (395) 

A marries B, a beautiful wornan notorious for her vicious temper and scorpion 
tongue * A is deeply in love with his wife, B, a virago, and plans to transform her 
nature by a method of his own ** (443; 394) (529b) 

(c) (423b) (429b) (954 add B) (974 add A) 

A and B, man and wife, deplore the insincerity and the mercenary spirit of modern 
city life * A and B, man and wife, leave the city and search in the country for 
their ideal of what life should be ** A and B, man and wife, discover that they are 
searching for an ideal that does not exist *** (900 add B) (963 add B) 



83 

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564 

(a) (557a) (569-*) (572) 

B, young and attractive, has recently lost her husband, A * B, a young and attrac- 
tive widow, resolves to remain faithful to the memory of her deceased husband. A, 
and never marry again ** (14b ch A to A-8; 405 ch A to A-8) (564a tr A «& B; 14c) 
(20a ch A to A-8) (31 ch A to A-8) 

(b) (373) (376) (450) (452) 

B, wishing to be free of her husband. A, v/rites anonymous "poison pen" letters 
regarding herself, and sends them to A * B writes anonymous "poison pen" letters 
regarding hex husband. A, and sends them to herself ** (385a) (418) 

565 

(975a) (957a) (976) (1133; 1120) 

6 cherishes a dear desire that her husband. A, shall become religiously inclined 

(504a) (1427b) (1445 ch B to A) 

566 

(a) (472-*) (473) 

B seeks to aid her husband. A, who is morose and discontented (410) (445a) 
(469) (481) (482) 

(b) (524a) (579a) 

B, fearing her husband. A, will commit a transgression, pretends herself to commit 
a transgression * B pretends to be a shoplifter, but has honestly purchased the 
goods which her horrified husband. A, finds in her possession ** (504^) (1050) 

(46) Seeking Retaliation for a Grievous Wrong that 
is Either Real or Fancied 

567 

(483a. b) (492b) (583b) 

A's wife. B. is dishonored (and slain?) by A-3 * A's wife. B, is dishonored and slain, 

during the war, by an enemy officer, A-3 ** A seeks to find A-3 and be revenged on 

him for a grievous wrong committed against A's wife, B *** (1318) (1319) (1322) 

(1323) 

568 

(a) (397) (398a) (444) (451) , (494) (551) (554) 

A, married to B, discovers the unfaithfulness of B * A, discovering that his wife, B, 
is unfaithful, kills her and himself ** 

(b) (466) (503a; 554) 

A seeks craftily to be revenged upon his wife, B, for falling in love with A-3, the 
man who has befriended her (438; 550) (503b) 

(c) (446b ch A-2 to A-3) (476a) (483b) (495) 

A, husband of B, discovers the unfaithfulness of B * A kills A-3, the lover of his 
wife, B ** (594e ch A-5 to A & last A to A-3) (610) 

(d) (503a. b) (550) (554) (558) 

A, husband of B. attempts to kill B s lover, A-3 * A-3. murderously assaulted by 
A. husband of B, slays him in self-defense ** (705 ch A to A-3) (712 ch A to A-3) 
(738) (895 ch A to A-3) 

569 

(730 ch A-3 to A-5) (483a ch A-3 to A-5; b, ch A-3 to A-5) 

B's husband. A, is killed by A-5 * B's husband. A, is killed by A-5; and A-5, through 
the law's delay and technicalities, escapes with only a light sentence ** B invokes 
the Mosaic law in seeking revenge upon A-5 for the murder of her husband, A *** 
(594e) (1244b ch A to A-5) (1325 ch A to A-5) 

570 

(992 ch F-B to A; 641 ch F-B to A; 378 ch B to SM-B) (948 ch F-B to A & M-B 
to SM-B) 

B is the daughter of A and step-daughter of A's wife, SM-B * B seeks revenge 
upon her step-mother, SM-B, because she thinks SM-B has stolen the affections 
of her father, A, away from her ** (909 ch BR-B to SM-B) (933) 



^4 

57 i -57 8 Married Life 



(20) Becoming Involved with Conditions in which 
Misfortune is Indicated 

571 

(548a) (660a) (719a) (750) (770) 

A, mysteriously missing, returns to his home and his wife, B, in a dazed condition, 

unable to give any explanations (540) (550) (572; 402) 



572 

(664) (681b) (1389a) 

A, husband of B, mysteriously disappears * B's husband, A, mysteriously disap- 
pears, and B mourns for him as dead ** (402) (502) 

573 

(a) (70) (290) 

A and B, for certain reasons, keep their marriage a close secret * B's father, F-B, 
insists that B, already united to A by a secret marriage, shall marry A's rival in 
love, A-3 ** (445b) (477) (481) (483b) 

(b) (572) (734; 1368; 548) 

A, missing and supposed to be dead, returns secretly and finds his wife, B, married 
to A-3 * A, discovering that his wife, B, dearly loves A-3, whom she has married 
thinking A to be dead, secretly goes away and takes himself out of her life ** (913) 
(918b) 

574 

(a) (601) (606) 

A, a toiler, seeks to support his wife, B, and family by honest enterprise; but he is 
out of work, his wife is ill and his family in need (549) (579a) 

(b) (522) (574a) 

A, husband of B, is in dire financial straits * A, and his wife, B, are compelled to 
live with A's mother, M-A, and avail themselves of her slender resources ** (518) 
(531) (543) 

575 

(421) (429b) (464) 

A becomes aware of the impending death of his wife, B (576a, b) (578a, b) 

576 

(a) (567) (591) 

A suffers overwhelming sorrow because of the death of his wife, B * A's sorrow over 
the death of his wife, B, culminates in hallucination ** (53) (498) (1334a) 
(1345) 

(b) (49) (445b) (460) 

A, mistakenly supposing his beloved wife, B, is dead, kills himself * B, discovering 
that her husband, A, is dead, commits suicide ** 

577 

(55) (376) (377a) (386) (492a) 

A suffers remorse and overwhelming sorrow — remorse for broken vows, and sor- 
row because of the death of his dearly beloved wife, B * A, goaded by sorrow for 
the death of his wife, B, goes into seclusion ** (474) (497) (971) 

578 

(a) (420) (464) (485) 

A, because of the death of his wife, B, suffers great sorrow and undergoes a character 
transformation (918a) (922a) (923) 

(b) (382) (421) (486a) 

A's wife, B, dies. B, A's wife, on her death bed, has A promise that he will marry 
B-3, B's best friend * B-3 loved A before he married B ** (526) (378 ch B to B-3) 
.405 tr B & B-3) 



85 

Married Life 579-586 



579 

(a) (574a) (566a) 

B is convinced that al! the misfortunes of herself and her husband, A, are due to 
A's irreligious nature (504a) (565) (884b) (1353) 

(b) (347a) (508) (527) 

A's wife, B, is racially, morally and mentally A's inferior * B. wife of A, proves a 
hindrance to him socially and in a business way ** (371) (386) (398b) (407) 
(491b) 

580 

(421) (462) 

B is the wife of A, a friend of A-2's * A's friend, A-2, discovers that A's wife, B, is 

a "vamp" ** (505) (508) (443) (457) 

581 

(370) (482) (514) 

B desires the love and consideration of her husband. A, which she believes she has 

lost (410) (445a) (515) 

582 

(427) (461) (464) 

B, opening a letter addressed to her husband. A, discovers that A has lied to her 

(394) (443) (499a) 

583 

(a) (376) (413) 

B, if discovered doing something she has in mind, will find herself at odds with 

her husband, A (442) (534) 



(b) (532a) (561) (585b) 

B, wife of A, is desperately in need of money for a certain purpose* A-3, a rejected 
lover of B's, promises to help B, wife of A, if she will come to his apartment for 
an interview ** (476b) (483a, b) 

(c) (458a) (470) 

B, wife of A, is desperately in need of money for a certain purpose * B, wife 
of A, happens to meet an old lover, A-3, and is forced to borrow a sum of money 
from him ** (418) (476a, b) 

584 

(a) (395) (403-*) 

B, just married to A, discovers in a secret place her obituary notice (written by A?) 
the date of demise alone left blank (403*-***) (590) (1346; 1462) 

(b) (421) (436) (1061) 

B, wife of A, loses her love for A when she discovers his cowardly nature (409) 
(1082a) (1104) 

585 

(a) (553) (561) 

B, wife of A, leaves home suddenly on important business while A is absent * B, 
leaving home suddenly during the absence of her husband. A, writes a line to A 
explaining her departure, but the wind whisks the note out of an open window and 
away. B's absence is accounted a mysterious disappearance ** (396) (538) 
(572 tr A & B) (755) 

(b) (488b) (522) (523) 

B, wife of A, is a butterfly of fashion * B, wife of A, must have rich clothes and 
luxurious surroundings in order to be happy ** (484b) (492b) 



(1377b ch B to B-3) (1383) (1384 ch B to A) (1389b) (1440 ch A to A-8) 
B believes that her husband, A, loves her less than he does a certain small statue, 
X, that stands on his desk (1352) (1408) (1425) (1444) 



587-59^ Married Life 



587 

(537) (539a) (577) 

B, the deceased wife of A, appears to a relative of A*s and describes her mortal 

reactions to A's lack of aflfection for her (922) (984) 

588 

(376) (420) (515) 

B, dying, reveals to her husband. A, a closely guarded secret which he finds greatly 

perturbing (441) (451) (467) (492b) (503a ch A-3 to A-2) (551) 

589 

(540) (555b) 

B is convinced that her husband. A, has eloped with B-3 (496b) (506a) . (539b) 

590 

v426-*) (584a) 

B, fourth wife of A, discovers shortly after her marriage that A's other wives have 

all died suddenly and mysteriously (387) (403) (422b) (552b) 

591 

(483a. b) (1137a; 179a) 

B, alone, helpless and in terrible danger, sends to her husband, A, a despairing call 

for aid (519a, b) (851) 

(398a-*) (405) (486a) (485) 

B revolts against certain unpleasant conditions involving her husband, A (398a*-**) 

(398b*-**) (403) 

593 

(441) (454) (492a) (503a) 

B secretly takes money from her husband. A, for her own use (450) (484b) (491b) 

594 

(a) (542) (566a) (581) 

B, undemonstrative in her affections, surprises ner husband. A, and arouses his 
suspicion by bringing his breakfast to him in bed (403) (582) (593) 

(b) (378) (471) (473) (550 tr A & A-3) (533) 

B, a termagant, supposes herself a widow and marries A * A-3. B's undivorced 
husband, appears secretly to A, B's present husband, and tries craftily to get A 
to pay him money for not claiming B as his wife ** (417) (496c) 

(c) (485) (493) (555a. b) 

B divorces her husband. A. and is awarded the custody of their child, CH * A steals 
his child, CH, from his divorced wife, B ** (499a) (500a) 

(d) (410) (532a; 1293a) (1293b) 

B. wife of A, innocently commits a transgression * A, in order to save his wife, B, 
declares that he is guilty of a transgression committed by B ** (499a, b) (500a) 
(695a, b) 

(e) (568d ch A-3 to A-5) (569) 

B, wife of A, takes the law in her awn hands and shoots A-5, who has murdered A 
(738) (743b) (801 ch A to A-8) 

(f) (528) (486a) 

B, wife of A, dons the mask and custume of B-3. A's paramour, and meets A as 
B-3 at a masquerade ball (534) (1309b ch A-3 to B-3) 

(g) (475 ch A to A-2 & B to B-2) (510 ch A to A-2 & B to B-2) 

B uses her weird powers of mental telepathy in reshaping the destiny of an unhap- 
pily married couple, A-2 and B-2 * B. having succeeded in reconciling A-2 and B-2, 
married and estranged from each other, discovers herself to be in love with A-2 ** 
(57) (279) 



87 

Misfortune PLOT TO Enterprise 595-603 

(21) Falling into Misfortune through Mistaken Judgment 

595 

(935) (1065-*) 

A exercises mistaken judgment in forwarding a certain undertaking * A loses his 
initiative, his enterprise and his ambition, and becomes merely a cog in the wheels 
of his employer ** (85a) (114) (235) (1065*-**) (1088) (1243) 

596 

(612) (646 ch B to A & AX to A-5) (1114) 

A secures knowledge of a closely-guarded secret * A, securing knowledge of a closely- 
guarded secret, is hounded by a guilty persecutor, A-5, until his life is made miser- 
able ** (705) (854 ch A-9 to A-5) (884a) 

597 

(898) (925-*) (1159 ch B to A-8 & A-4 to A) 

A's chauffeur, A-7, driving A's car by A's orders at a high rate of speed, apparently 
injures a pedestrian, A-8 * A, when his car apparently injures a pedestrian, seeks 
to evade legal consequences by having his chauffeur, A-7, drive on at speed ** 
(669 ch B to A & A-5 to A-7) (750) (775) (783) (1064) 

598 

(1074) (1090) (1092) 

A, an author, impersonates the crook hero of a story he is writing for the purpose 
of obtaining situations and "local color" * A, a novelist, impersonates the hero of 
a story he is writing and becomes involved in an unpleasant complication ** (2b) 
(786) (803a) (815a) (817) (822) 

599 
(442; 534-**) (793a) (838) (1168) 

A, in order to oblige his friend, A-2, acts contrary to his own principles and ex- 
periences unpleasant results * A dons A-2's mask and costume and assumes A-2's 
role at a carnival, A-2 being called away suddenly on pressing business and promis- 
ing to return shortly. A is against masquerades on principle and, when A-2 fails 
to return, he is in a dilemma ** (534**-***) (365b) (603a) (594f) 

600 

(647) (1198) 

A, in a foreign seaport and seeking to return at night to his steamer, loses his way 
and finds himself in the lawless slums (848a; 664) (12a) (31) (1218) (1226) 
(1230 ch A to A-8) 

601 
(111) (704) (981) 

A, seeking to help his friend, A-2, lends him all his money * A's friend, A-2, fails 
to repay money borrowed from A and A is left penniless ** (257b ch A-3 to A-2) 
(574b) (621 ch A-5 to A-2) (656) (1337) 

602 

(176c) (225) (1338) 

A, a pugilist, loses a rmg battle and all the money he has wagered on himself (361a) 
(500a) (850b) (874) (918a) 

603 

(a) (1273; 174 ch A-3 to A-2) (426) (446b) (601) (607) 

A suffers defeat because his friend. A-2, does not efficiently carry out his part in 
a certain enterprise (568c, d ch A-3 to A-2) (280b ch A-3 to A-2) (601) 

(b) (169) (779) 

A and his friend, A-2, are attacked by robbers in a lonely wood * A's friend, A-2, 
receives a wound from which he dies ** (168) (701) (754) 

(c) (770b) (793a. b) 

A and his friend. A-2, on horseback, are swimming a flooded river. A-2 is struck 
by a piece of floating drift, but A rescues him and gets him to the river bank * 
A-2 is so badly injured that he dies ** (794) (868) 

(d) (906) (913) (1174) (1013 ch A-6 to A-2) 

A and his friend, A-2, are wandering afoot in the desert. A-2 is injured and their 
water supply fails * A's friend, A-2, dies from injuries and hardships ** (997; 1007) 
(1160) (1168) 



60^-6U Enterprise P LOTTO Misfortune 

604 

(299 ch F-B to A-8) (409 ch A-3 to A-8) 

A is in the employ of A-8, a man in whom he has implicit confidence * A, employed 
by A-8, comes to work one morning and finds the office in the hands of federal agents, 
A-6, A-6 ** A's employer, A-8, has been "using the mails to defraud" *** (750) 
(1279b ch A to A-8) 

605 
(652a) (1248) 

A, stricken with fever in a wilderness country, is attended by an old woman, B * 
A, falling ill in a wilderness country, is attended by an old woman. B, to whom 
years before, he had taught a fake method of healing ** (1220) (1228-*) (1325) 

606 

(114) (461) (574a) (602) (958) 

A has invested all his money in a certain enterprise * A, investing all his money in 
a certain enterprise, sees the enterprise fail and himself plunged heavily into debt ** 
(500b) (574b) (700) 

607 
(937) (1115) 

A and his friend, A-2, explorers, are alone in the jungle * A's friend, A-2, goes insane 
from eating the berries of a strange plant, and makes a murderous attack upon A ** 
(972) (1007) 

608 
(652a) (731) 

A, in a strange part of the country, is arrested by the police as a criminal "suspect" * 
A, arrested by the police as a criminal "suspect", has in his possession a satchel, 
innocently come by (804) (1044a, b ) (1046). The satchel, X, is found to con- 
tain burglar's tools ** (91) (109) (163) (635) (695a) 

609 

(196) (201) (982b) 

A, temporarily in charge of two mischievous children, CH-1 and CH-2, finds him- 
self in more dilemmas than he can successfully manage (193) (728-**) 

610 

(654) (750) (754) 

A is a fugitive from justice, hunted by A-6, an officer of the law * A is in a trap in 
the town of X. He can escape only by passing through the towns of Y or Z, 
and detectives, A-6 and A-6, are watching for him in both places ** (651) (707) 
(717) (1176) 

611 

(a) (249) (623) (695a) 

A's youthful escapades, committed thoughtlessly and not with malice, constitute 
the wrong which has given him a bad name among the people of his native place 
(864) (1275) 

(b) (949a) (954) 

A induces his father, F-A, to advance him his patrimony * A leaves his native 
place, squanders his substance in riotous living, comes to want and experiences 
remorse ** (815b) (818b) 

612 
(658) (704) 

A receives A-5 on a forged letter of recommendation from a friend, A-2, and in- 
troduces A-5 into his own social circle * A, standing sponsor for A-5, discovers 
that A-5 is a crooked gambler who uses A's sponsorship for the purpose of mulct- 
ing A's friends ** (635) (725) (859) 

613 
(926) (927) (928a) 

A, given to altruistic enterprises, befriends a tramp, A-5 * A befriends a tramp, 
A-5; and A-5, taking advantage of A's hospitality, steals valuable property from 
him ** (894) (998 ch A-4 to A-5) 

614 
(709) (763) (778) (1166a) 

A loses a valuable diamond, X * A loses a valuable diamond, X, in a place where 
there is a flock of chickens, and he insists that the chickens must be killed, one by 
one, until the diamond is found. The chickens are all killed ** A loses a valuable 
diamond, X, and has his suspicions as to where it can be found, but discovers that 
his suspicions are unfounded *** (771a) (1200) (1222b) 



Misfortune PLOTTO Enterprise 615-625 

615 

(Ig) (78) (857) (1061) (1150) (1219 ch A to A-8) 

A, a coward and a braggart, is manoeuvered into a dangerous test, and must either 
eat his words or acquit himself with credit * A, a coward who has been manoeuvered 
into a dangerous test of courage, is almost beside himself with fear as he sets forth 
to meet the test ** (1104) (1227b. c) 

616 
(679) (743b) (946) (1244b) 

A has confided to B the combination of his safe, X * A. confiding to B the combina- 
tion of his safe. X. brings danger to B ** (144) (666) (801) 

617 

(2a) (59) (412) (768) (1187) 

A shows his ignorance of the usages of high society by unpacking his satchel when 
a servant, A-7, is expected to do it for him * A. annoyed by a faui: pas he has com- 
mitted, seeks to "save his face" ** (709; 786) (814) 

618 

(1063) (1071) (1094) (1126) 

A is bored by certain duties he is obliged to perform * A. bored by certain duties 
he is obliged to perform, finds a way out — with unpleasant results ** (1163a, b) 
(1184) (1164 ch A to A-2) 

619 

(601) (602) (606) (212a) (461) (1343) A loses all his life's savings * A 
plans to take has own life, but fate intervenes ** (621) (865) (879) (1373) 
(1388) 

620 
(113) (131) (726a) 

A loses his job * A suffers misfortune because he departs from the strict ^ne of 
duty in order to carry out a cherished ambition of his own ** (628 ch B to A-9 "A's 
employer") (753) (779) (836) (832) (902) (903) 

621 

(127a) (522) (619) (246b ch A to AX) 

A is swindled out of his life's savings by A-5 * A, swindled out of his life's savings 
by A-5, is about to take his own life when his lost money is returned to him by a 
mysterious person, AX ** AX, a mysterious "righter of wrongs," at the point of a 
gun takes from A-o money out of which A-5 has swindled A and restores the money 
to A *** (1455b) (1424a) 

622 
(611chAtoSN) (928b) .^ ^^^^^ 

A mistakenly supposes his son, SX, to have perished in a tragic accident (698) 
(628 ch A to SN & B to A) (297 ch B to SX) (674) (734 ch A to SX) (1053) 
(1056) 

623 

(109) (163) (513) (611a) (798) (815a) 

A, innocent, is supposed to be a transgressor * A is supposed to be a transgressor 
because he is found with contraband goods in his possession ** (859) (1168) 
(1228) (1264 tr A & A-2) (1265a tr A & A-3) 

624 

(597) (699a) (712) (750) (777) (787) (857) (1449) 

A considers himself a transgressor until he discovers that his supposed transgression 

was never committed (635) (1448) (1451a) (1456) 

625 

(1202a) (1220a) (1227b. c) v t. • 

A awakens in B a consuming desire to leave the city and return to her home in 
the country to live. All of which was farthest from A's plans, since he seeks a 
business engagement from B which can only be carried out in the city, and with 
B's help (641) (1155) 



90 

626-636 Enterprise PLOTTO Misfortune 

626 

(959; 966c) (925-*) 

A, in making a scientific experiment, has unintentionally caused his daughter, D, 

a grievous injury (627 ch B to D) (227 ch B to D, A to A-8 & FB to A) 

627 

(416) (626 ch D to B) 

A unintentionally causes the death of B * A, seeking to save B by giving her an 

antidote for a certain poison, causes her death ** (578a, b) (633; 634) 

628 

(111) (522) (523) (615) (838) (1086) (1101) 

A, in need of money to finance an enterprise, holds up a stage * A, robbing a stage, 
discovers that B, who knows and recognizes him, is one of the passengers ** (651) 
(699a, b) 

629 

(711a) (726a) (1162 ch A-5 to A) (1163a_ch A-4 to A-2) A has his "double." 
A-2, take his place in an important enterprise * A finds himself ruined, and his 
reputation gone, when his double, A-2, bungles an important enterprise while 
posing as A ** (635 ch A-5 to A-2) (1337) 

630 

(1226) (1214; 1227a-**) 

A seeks to defeat a grafter, A-5, at the grafter's own game * A, seeking to defeat 
the schemes of a grafter, A-5, is betrayedby a confederate, A-2, whom A asks to 
help him ** Through A-2, A's confederate in an enterprise, A suflEers loss *** (1268) 
(1269 tr A & A-2) 

631 
(461) (602) 

A is ruined when his appeal to his supposed friend, A-2, for financial aid, is denied 
(505) (619) 

632 
(687) (692) 

A, in desperate danger, appeals for rescue to A-4 * A's appeal to a selfish power, 
A-4. for rescue, is denied because commercial interests would be imperiled by the 
delay necessary to save A's life ** A is abandoned and left to die by A-4 *** (898 
ch A to A-4) (899-* ch A to A-4) (957c tr A & A-4) 

633 

(1338) (1342a) , (1344) (1347) (1356) (1357) , (1360) 

A mixes truth with delusion in an earnest investigation of a psychic problem * 
A, mixing truth with delusion in an earnest investigation of a psychic problem, 
finally loses his reason ** (1391) (1428) 

634 

(130) (480) (732) (776) (1350) 

A, imagining he sees a fast motor car almost upon him, leaps in front of a car that 

is not imaginary and is instantly killed (762) 

635 

(249) (608) (612) (624) (629 ch A-2-a to A-5) (859) 

A suffers false suspicion as a transgressor * A, mistakenly supposed to be a trans- 
gressor, is finally cleared of suspicion by a confession of the real transgressor, A-5 ** 
(854) (884a) 

636 

(763) (1166a) (1196) (1267a) (1335) , 

A is a professional burglar who throws caution to the winds in one of his burglaries * 
A, a burglar, breaks into a house that is quarantined ** A contracts a contagious 
disease *** (681b) (705) 



9^ 

Misfortune PLOTTO Enterprise 637-6^6 

637 

(778) (1023) (1024) (1027) (1029) (1268) 

A. robs a heathen temple of jewels and proceeds about his work with reckless auda- 
city * A, committing a robbery, is caught red-handed and turned over to the law 
for punishment ** (866) (1209c tr A & A-2) 

638 

(259-2) (377b) , (681a) (732) (753) 

A, ruined financially, takes to drink and "dies in his cups" 

639 

(758-*) (768) (898) (925-*) 

A is abducted by A-5and held for ransom* A, abducted by A-5 and held for ransom, 
is a meddlesome, disagreeable person and his family and friends are glad to be rid 
of him and will not pay the ransom ** A, abducted by A-5 and held for ransom, 
makes A-5's life so miserable that he pays a round sum to have A taken off his 
hands *** (781) (880) (918a, b) 

640 

(126) (488a, b) (904) (1278a) 

A is tricked by B in a certain enterprise * A, tricked by B in a certain enterprise, 

dies when the trickery is discovered ** (557a) 

641 

(285) (992) 

B, trying to make a home for her widowed father, F-B, is neglected and cruelly 
treated by F-B (14a) (223) (368a) (676) (993) 

642 

(491b) (585b) (766). 

B, as a sop to her vanity, borrows a valuable ornament from her wealthy friend, 
B-2 * B loses a valuable ornament she borrowed from her friend, B-2 ** B, and her 
husband. A, poor, are compelled to labor hard and deny themselves every confort 
for years in order to replace a valuable ornament B borrowed from B-2, and lost *** 
(767) (792a) (870a) 

643 

(60) (470) (1416) 

B, tired, and unable to get a room in a hotel in a large city, wanders about the 
lobby and neighboring rooms. It is very late; and B, unfamiliar with her sur- 
roundings, finds a dark, deserted room with comfortable chairs and large mirrors, 
and falls asleep in one of the chairs. She does not awaken until morning; then, 
to her horror, she discovers that she has spent the night as no respectable woman 
ought to have done (645) (870a) 

644 

(147) (544) 

B innocently befriends a stranger, A-4; and it later develops that A-4 is a political 
offender whom government officials, headed by A-6, are straining every nerve to 
capture * If A-6 knew that B had befriended A-4, she would be considered a con- 
federate of A-4's and suffer accordingly ** (179a, c) (594d) (824) 

645 

(737b-*) (737c; 737b*-**) 

B finds herself, innocently and through error, a prisoner at r.ight in a bedroom not 
her own * B, caught innocently in a compromising situation, discovers a state of 
affairs that renders her dilemma tragic ** (648) (669 ch A-5 to A) (1135b) 

646 

(147) (544) 

B befriends an Unknown, AX, in a spirit of altruism * B discovers that AX, an 
Unknown whom she has befriended, is a notorious criminal who is being hunted 
by the police ** (660b) (669) (743b) (211) 



^ 

6^7-055 Enterprise PLOTTO Misfortune 

647 

(279) (470) 

B, a respectable working girl, seeking employment, follows the advice of a supposed 
friend, A-5, and finds herself in an immoral dance hall where she is compelled to 
dance with patrons and serve drinks (14a) (738) 

648 

(645) (647) (1050) 

B is accused of being a transgressor because she is found in an environment, or 
because she has property in her possession, which indicates transgression * B is 
accused of transgression, but the accusation is unjust ** (21) (69) (186) (817) 
(822) (828) 

649 

(628 ch A to BR-B) (770b, c ch A to BR-B) (977) 

B, sister of BR-B, in order to prevent BR-B from bringing dishonor to their family, 

unintentionally causes his death (746) (909) 

(13) Seeking by Craftiness to Escape Misfortune 

650 

(687) (689) (690) (691) 

A, a white rnan cast away among bloodthirsty savages, has his life spared because 

he is a ventriloquist and supposed to be a god (714) (244) (878a) 

651 

(1193) (1282) (1298) 

A, a fugitive from justice seeking to avoid capture, finds himself in a tight corner 
with sheriffs, A-6, A-6, A-6, apparently approaching from every direction * A, a 
fugitive driven to bay by officers of the law, takes refuge in a house which is a place 
of mystery ** (699b) (74a) [1] A house built squarely on the dividing line be- 
tween two states, so that one may pass from California into Navada by crossing 
the living room. The serving of legal processes from one state or the other is thus 
avoided or delayed. Similarly [2], a cabin built where four states "corner," a 
a cabin with one room: the stove in Arizona, the cupboard in New Mexico, the bed 
in Colorado, the trunk in Utah. [3] A room in an ancient house, sealed up for 
two hundred years, with an inscription over the door threatening death to any 
one attempting to enter 

652 

(a) (651-*) (153) (321b) (385a) (639-**) 

A is caught in an unpleasant complication, and disaster threatens him unless he 
is crafty enough to devise plans for his own safety (651*-**) (639**-***) (650) 
(658) 

(b) (180) (212a; 726b) (793a) 

A, the idol of his people, is about to lose a wrestling match to A-3, his rival * A, 
wrestling in the open with A-3, a rival wrestler, prevents A-3 from winning a victory 
by falling from a cliff, apparently by accident, and losing his life ** 

653 

(651-*) (652b-*) (655-*) (661) (1267a) (1419b) (662 ch A-2 to A-5). 
A is a captive, held by his captor, A-5, in a physical environment which constitutes 
a trap, and from which there seems absolutely no means of escape * Nevertheless, A, 
with desperate determination, seeks to free himself by subtle enterprise ** (651*-**) 
(652b*-**) (655*-**) 

654 

(40a) (182b) (208) (385a) (610) (615) (655^*) (732) (787) 

A, facing misfortune, seeks desperately to evade disaster (655*-**) (656) (657) 

(826) (853) (1016a) (1176) 

655 
(600) (758-*) 

A, faced by a robber, A-5, with a gun, tries craftily to delay yielding up his valu- 
ables * A is shot and seriously wounded by a robber, A-5 ** (619) (681a) (724) 
(763; 655 ch to "A is shot and killed") 



93 

Misfortune PLOTTO Enterprise 656-60/, 



(751) (961) (1000) (1079) A's ancestral estates have been heavily mort- 
gaged and he is about to lose the property * A, by hook or crook, seeks to save his 
mortgaged paternal acres from foreclosure ** (500b) (860) (874) (1029) 

657 

(23c) (245) (718a) 

A is a person of ability but of a race considered inferior * A takes part in a football 
game and falls innocently under a suspicion of treachery ** A, innocent of trans- 
gression, seeks to prove his innocence by subtle enterprise *** (771b) (1222a, b) 

658 

(612) (1038) (1130). (1177) (1247) (1306) (1233-*) (1275-*) 
A, a man of high standing in his community, fears that through unusual conditions 
his character will be discredited * A seeks to safeguard his reputation, which is 
threatened by unusual conditions ** (652b) (1233*-**) (1275*-**) 

659 

(10a, b, c) 

B's mother, M-B, is a widow in poor health * M-B's life hangs on a change of 
climate, but she and her daughter, B, are penniless ** B is desperately determined 
to do something, anything, to raise money to help her mother, M-B *** (88) (253) 
(368b) (1293b, c) 

(14) Falling into Misfortune through the Wiles 
of a Crafty Schemer 

660 

(a) (1248) (1130 ch AX to A-4) 

A, a professional man, is captured in his oflfice at night by mysterious strangers, 
A-4, A-4, A-4, blindfolded and taken to a secret place * A, spirited away by A-4. 
A-4, A-4, is compelled to perfom a professional service ** (571) (635 ch A-5 to 
A-4) (653 ch A-5 to A-4) 

(b) (646; 147) (252a, b) _ 

A, captured by enemies of B, is threatened with death by A-5 in an attempt to 
extort from him a secret of B's * A, threatened with death by A-5 in an attempt to 
force him to reveal a secret of B's, defies A-5 to do his worst ** (875b) (884a) 

661 

(898) (957a) 

A, wealthy and powerful, goes alone to bathe in a mountain stream * A is robbed 
by AX, who secretly puts on A's clothes, takes his horse and flees ** (715a) (1146 
ch A to AX) 

662 
(1394 ch A to A-2) (1436) 

A helps A-2 secure treasure in a secret place * A, helping A-2 secure treasure in 
a secret place, is abandoned to die in a deep pit by A-2 who makes oflf alone with 
the treasure ** (653 ch A-5 to A-2) (701 tr A & A-2) (704) 

663 

(654) (883-*) 

A's deadly enemy, A-3, has A at his mercy, and there seems nothing for A to do 

but to make the best of his hard lot (628 ch B to A-3) (883*-**) 

664 

(130) (314-*) (572) (600) (752) (786) (863a) 

A finds himself unexpectedly locked and barred in a room in a strange house * A, 
suddenly finding himself a helpless prisoner, tries to bear his fate with equanimity ♦* 
(799) (824) (856) 



94 

665-673 Enterprise PLOTTO Misf)rtune 

665 

(557a) (946) 

B is leading an exemplary life and trying honestly to live down an unfortunate 
past * B, a reformed transgressor, going about doing good, has her transgression 
revealed by A-3, who knew her in the old days ** (669 ch A-5 to A-3) (945) 

666 

(27) (152b) (616) (679) (1244b) 

B knows the combination of A's safe; and she knows, also, that there is a small 
fortune in jewels in the safe * Crooks, led by A-5, threaten B with violence in an 
attempt to force her to open the safe ** (144) (885a) 

(29) Aiding Another to Hide from the World 
a Fateful Secret 

667 

(50) (446a-*) (449 ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) (520 ch B-3 to B) 
B, unless she conceals a personal delinquency, will seriously compromise herself * 
B, unless she reveals a personal delinquency, will cause an innocent man, A, to 
suffer for transgression ** (535 ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) (1461a ch A to B) 

668 

(285 ch F-B to M-B) (976) (978) 

B's mother, M-B, is a drug addict * B makes a heavy personal sacrifice in order to 
help her mother, M-B, hide from the world a terrible secret ** (33) (368b) (785) 
(892 ch B-3 to M-B) 

669 

(410) (447 ch A-5 to A-8) (557 ch A-3 to A-5) (597 ch A to B) (667-*) 
B commits a secret transgression * B, committing a secret transgression, has her 
secret discovered by A-5 ** B's secret transgression is discovered by A-5, who seeks 
to use his knowledge for purposes of blackmail *** (784) (870b) 

670 

(641 ch F-B to M-B) (740) 

B's mother, M-B, is subject to recurring periods of temporary insanity * B helps 
her mother, M-B, hide from the world a terrible secret ** (33) (659) (720 ch 
A to B) 

(26) Seeking Secretly to Preserve Another from Danger 

671 

(663 ch A to A-2) (672; 764-*) 

A's friend, A-2, is helpless against the persecutions of a powerful enemy, A-3 * 
A decides to undertake a secret enterprise for the purpose of protecting helpless 
A-2 from a powerful enemy, A-3 ** A's friend, A-2, commits suicide before A can 
help him overcome his misfortunes *** (672; 671-**; 764) (671-**; 807) (841) 

672 

(671-**) (853) A's friend, A-2, is the owner of a flock of sheep. A-3 is a cattle 
baron, rich and influential. A-3's men kill nearly all A-2's sheep, and A-3 is schem- 
ing to take A-2's land away from hirn. A-2, deep in debt, scarcely knows which 
way to turn * A plans a secret enterprise in an effort to help A-2 ** (671) (805 ch 
A-4 to A-2) (807) (809 ch A-5 to A-2) (839) 

673 

(743a) (1298) 

A finds a motor stage wrecked and the U. S. mail it was carrying scattered from 
the broken pouches. The stage driver, A-4, has gone for help. A picks upa torn 
letter, reads it, and discovers that B is in m'sfortune * A, a fugitive from justice, 
seeks to rescue B from her misfortunes ** (817) (869) (1209a) 



95 

Misfortune PLOTTO Enterprise 67^4-682 



(18) Rebelling against a Power that Controls Personal Abilities 
and Holds them in Subjection 

674 

(622) (755) (1450) 

A loses his son, SN, in whom all his ambitions were centered * A struggles against 
an overwhelming sorrow that proves an obstacle to enterprise and holds his abilities 
in subjection ** (1053) (1056) 

675 
(200) (1108) 

A is a confiimed procrastinator, and the habit inhibits enterprise and circumscribes 
his abilities * A is taught a lesson which shows him how reprehensible a pet failing 
may become ** (215b) (1134) (1163a) 

676 

(285). (641) 

B is intellectual and of an artistic temperament * B rebels against the authority 
of her father, F-B, who compels her to do all sorts of rough farm work ** (14a; 223) 
(741) (743a) (871) 

677 
(145) (455b) (679) 

B is engaged in forwarding an important undertaking * B fights against insomnia 
brought on by overwork ** (28a) (183) (239) 

678 

(668 ch M-B to SR-B) (670 ch M-B to SR-B) 

B is compelled to live with a sister, SR-B * B rebels against the tyranny and sel- 
fishness of her sister, SR-B, which make B's life miserable ** (14a) (137b) (737a) 
(743b) 

679 
(1121) (1244b) 

B is overshadowed and dominated by her mentally inferior employer, A * B rebels 
against A's method of appropriating as his own the brilliant achievements which 
B accomplishes at his command ** (616) (677) 

(36) Undergoing an Experience which Results 
in a Remarkable Character Change 

680 

(a) (654) (734) 

A was in the World War * Before the World Wctr, A was a successful business man; 
after the war, a physical wreck, and a bankrupt ** (199) (608) (1188) 

(b) (680a) (715b) (257b) 

A undertakes an enterprise when he is prosperous; and then, suffering loss and 
becoming a bankrupt and a cripple, he has not the heart to go on with the enterprise 
(199) (345) (690) 

681 
(a) (49) (211) 

A, happy and optimistic, undergoes a critical illness which makes of him a morbid, 
melancholy, superstitious pessimist (106) (900) (918b) (963) 

a>) (313) (572) 

A undergoes a critical illness * A recovers from a critical illness but loses all re- 
membrance of his personal identity ** (548a) (879) (1368) 

682 

(687) (689) (690) (937) A, a white man of brilliant intellectual attainments, 
battles for existence in an isolated, primitive, savage wilderness * A, battling for 
existence in a savage wilderness, suffers a deterioration of character until, after 
some years, he sinks to the level of his primitive surroundings ** (244) (728-**) 
r728**-***) (901) 



96 

683-693 Enterprise PLOTTO Misfortune 

683 

(385a; 918a) (732) (857) (897) 

A is a telegraph operator at a lonely railroad way station * A is a sheep herder, 
isolated with his flock of sheep ** A is a lighthouse keeper on a lonely coast *** A 
gradually, because of loneliness, becomes demented **** (560) (1344) (1345) 

684 

(930) (921 ch B to F-B) (1209a ch A to F-B) 

B's father, F-B, is an unworthy character, long mysteriously missing * B's father, 
F-B, long mysteriously missing, returns to his old home as an Unknown and 
discovers that his daughter, B, thinks him dead, believes his character to have 
been noble, and holds him in hallowed remembrance ** F-B renounces his intention 
to disclose his identity to his daughter, B, and shambles away as an Unknown, 
leaving B happy with her mistaken ideals *** (922a) (681b) 

(19) Meeting with Misfortune, and Being Cast Away 
in a Primitive, Isolated, and Savage Environment 

685 

(130) (176a, c) (212a) (438) (711c) 

A, traveling alone, is caught in a snowstorm A is caught in a snowstorm in the 
mountains, becomes snowbound, marooned, and finds it impossible to reach a 
place of safety ** (713) (762) 

686 
(109) (718b) 

A, of gentle birth and breeding, is -solated in a primitive, uninhabited wilderness, 
and compelled to battle with Nature for his very existence (197) (918b) (904) 

687 

(650) (689) 

A finds himself the only white man in a tribe of half-savage natives * A, finding 
himself the only white man in a tribe of half-savage natives, is compelled to struggle 
against their primitive superstitions ** (682) (901) (915) 

688 

(49) (690 add B) 

A and B find themselves cast away in a desolate, primitive environment where 
they must fight for their very existence * A and B, strangers to each other, are 
together thrown into misfortune ** (226) (244) (307) (458b) 

689 

(691) (926) (937) 

A is traveling through a savage wilderness * A, traveling through a savage wilder- 
ness, is captured by natives and threatened with death ** (197) (331) (650) 

690 

(109) (957a) 

A takes a sea voyage in the hope of recovering his health * A, taking a sea voyage, 

is shipwrecked and cast away on a desert island ** (682) (686) 

691 

(1379) (1388) (1394) 

A, an explorer, loses his way m a trackless wilderness (650) (689) (1426b) 



(690-*) (719b) A, without food or water, is adrift in a small boat at sea (632) 
(690*-**) (878b) 

693 
(1082a, b) (1408) 

A, wandering alone among the mountains, is trapped and held powerless * A, 
caught in a trap, faces death ** (713) (728**-***) (728-** ch A to A-2 & CH to 
A) (1419a) 



97 

Misfortune PLOTTO Enterprise 69/4-702 

694 

(470) (676) (740) (916) (1033) (1207) 

B is riding alone through a wilderness country * B, riding alone through a wilder- 
ness country, is thrown from her horse and sprains her ankle. The horse runs 
away, and B is left helpless in an uninhabited region ** (31) (179a, c) (885a-*) 

(20) Becoming Involved with Conditions in which 
Misfortune is Indicated 

695 

(a) (385a) (787) (822) (829) 

A's neighbors persist in thinking A guilty of a crime for wnich he vas tried and 
acquitted * A, tried for a crime and acquitted seeks happiness in freedom from 
suspicion ** (635) (833) (1064) 

(b) (608) (623) 

A suffers imprisonment for a crime ne did not commit * j\, finishing a term of im- 
prisonment for a crime he did not commit, finds that his character as an ex-convict 
seriously hampers him in his honest enterprises ** (299) (1183) 

696 

(715c) (695b) 

A, a patriot, but a wanderer and an outcast, is deprived of all news of his native 

land (823) (826) (859) 

697 

(a) (990) (1006b) 

A's parents, F-A and M-A, insist that he study to be a doctor, while all his soul 
is yearning to make another profession his life work (756) (791) (950-*) 

(b) (818c ch Ato A-8 & CH to A) (818d ch A to A-8 & CH to A) 

A is a foundling who knows nothing of his birth and parentage * A knows nothing 
of his birth and parentage, and he finds this a serious and humiliating handicap ** 
(245) (944) (1051) 

698 
(622) (898) 

A seeks to live down his bitter grief over the loss of his only child, CH, but finds 
it impossible (674) (705) (732) (746 ch B to A) (1068 ch B to A) 

699 

(a) (608) (610) (623) (1298) (1300) 

A is a fugitive from justice, who discovers that a relative, A-8, has died and left 
him a rich estate * A is a fugitive from justice who dares not show himself to re- 
ceive a rich estate that has been left to him, for he knows he will be arrested ** 
(624) (635) 

(b) (651) (652a) (653) 

A, driven to bay by pursuers, takes refuge in an old house * A is rescued from 
pursuers, A-6, A-6, when the old house in which he has taken refuge is blown away 
by a tornado ** (1142b) (1209a) 

700 

(748) (958) A is a man who believes ..hat poverty is the true source of content- 
ment * A, against his wish and inclination, has been left a fortune by a deceased 
relative, A-8 ** (431) (924a) 

701 
(1249) (1296) (1304) 

A seeks wealth by craftilv defrauding his friend. A-2 * A, seeking wealth by craftily 
defrauding A-2, is tortured by conscience ** (832) (987) (1461a) 

702 

(863b, c) 

A invites a number of guests to meet A-4, a celebrity * A has invited a number 
of hero-worshipers to meet A-4 a celebrity. The hero-worshipers arrive, but A-4 
does not ** (178 ch A to A-4) (1162 ch A-5 to A-4) (1164) 



98 

703-711 Enterprise PLOTTO Misfortune 

703 

(68) (96) (486a) 

A is a minister of the gospel * A, a religious teacher of the people, errs secretly on 
his human side and becomes the prey of conscience ** (279 tr A & B, eh "husband 
of B-3" to "wife of A-8") (348) (393) (951) (1461a) 

704 

(139) (601) (607) (716) 

A finds happiness in being loyal to his friends * A, because of a disturbing exper- 
ience, is compelled to turn against his friend, A-2 ** (770b tr A & A-2) (790a) 
(840) (1227a) (1402) (1216 tr A & A-2) 

705 

(150) (248) (255) (288) (548b) (568c) (698) 

A, unable to conquer his misfortunes, seeks to escape them by committing suicide 

(868 tr A & A-2) (879) 

706 

(a) (115) (793a) 

A. an engineer, has flung a span of steel across a mountain gap, backing his in- 
genuity and judgment with a bridge»in a spot where other engineers have declared 
no bridge is possible * A's life work, nearing completion, is threatened with destruc- 
tion by a great storm ** (546a) (603a) (726b) (779) 

(b) (810) (898) 

A, a scientist, has spent years in research work and has the result of his labors in 
manuscript form * A's priceless manuscript is threatened with destruction by fire ** 
(918b) 

(c) (959) (966-4) 

A is an artist who has spent years painting a certain picture which he considers 
his life work * A's life work is threatened with destruction by a mob during a pol- 
itical outbreak ** (1233 ch A to A-2) (808a tr A & B) 

707 

(610) (866) 

A asks A-4, a stranger, to remove a pair of handcuffs from his wrists (1066) (1311 

ch A to A-4 & A-3 to A) 

708 

(770a) (797) (859) (918a) (952) (864) (611a) 

A, after a mysterious absence of many years, returns to his old home town * A, 
returning as an Unknown to his native place, discovers that no one recognizes him ** 
(1275) (1453) 

709 
(836) (1021a) (1058) 

A assumes charge of a valuable object, X, for a friend, A-2 * A, custodian of a 
valuable object, X, misses X and believes it has been stolen ** (774) (807) 

710 

(130) (180) (726a) (1356) 

A is expected by a large crowd of people to appear and carry out an obligation of 
professional duty * A is forced to give up an enterprise when he is taken suddenly 
so ill he cannot leave his bed ** (757) (1162 ch A-5 to A) (1163a) (1163a; 1163c) 

711 

(a) (130) (188a), (525) 

A, engaged in an important enterprise, suddenly finds himself in quarantine be- 
cause of an outbreak of a contagious disease (856) (875a tr A & A-2 and eliminate 
"prison cell") 

(b) (798) (985) 

A, engaged in an important enterprise, becomes involved in an automobile accident * 
A is removed in an unconscious condition from the scene of an accident ** A loses 
an important object, X. on the scene of an accident *** (808a) (1161 tr A & A-4) 

(c) (154a) (185) (209-*) (347a) (382) (598) (603a) (607) 

A, seeking to carry out an important enterprise, meets with obstacles that defeat 
his plans (826) (209*-**) (827) (828) (866) 



99 

Misfortune PLOT TO Enterprise 712-720 

712 

(1248) (1282) 

A, a doctor, is a fugitive from justice * A, a doctor who is fleeing from A-6, an officer 
of the law, by his skill restores sight to A-6, who is temporarily blind ** (1011 ch 
A to A-6 & A-5 to A) (1013) 

713 
(662) (685) (692) (693) 

A, deprived of food through misfortune, faces slow death by starvation (878b) 
(878c) * A dies of starvation ** 

714 
(650) (687) (863a; 690) (878a) 

A, because he is a ventriloquist (a conjuror or a magician?) saves his life among 
savages; then he loses his voice (197) (244; 878c; 904) 

715 

(a) (661) (925-*) 

A, wealthy and influential, loses his clothes, personal belongings and all other 
means of identification_(658) * A, wealthy, finds that his pretentions to place and 
power are treated as a joke ** A cannot convince others of his identity, and under- 
goes the hardships and evil treatment accorded an upstart imposter *** (635) 
(963) (1348a; 1455b) 

(b) (680b) (113; 257b) 

A cripples hirnself for life in rescuing a child, CH, from death (842b) * A loses his 
small fortune in trying to help a friend, A-2 (601) ** A, a poor man and crippled, 
finds his life in a sad tangle *** (345) (690) (944) 

(c) (212a) (1323b) 

A is found guilty of a political conspiracy (793b) * A, convicted of being a traitor 
to his country, is expatriated and forced to live abroad ** (696) (826) 

716 

(830 tr A & A-2) (865 tr A & A-2) 

A and A-2, before the war, were fast friends (1021b) (662-*) * A is captain in the 
army, and his men capture and bring before him A-2, a bosom friend of A's who is 
one of the enemy and a spy ** (790a) (1016a ch A-5 to A-2) (1016b) 

717 

(866) (1162 tr A & A-2 &ch A-5 to A-6) (1180 ch A-4 to A-6) 

A is impersonating an officer. A-6 * A, impersonating A-6. meets A-6's sweetheart, 

B, and she recognizes him as an imposter ** (885a-*) (1173-*) (1176) 

718 

(a) (255) (257a) 

A knows something others do not know, something that proves the greatest ob- 
stacle to his enterprising and capable nature (1061) * A, believed by all to be a 
white man, knows there is negro blood in his veins ** (248) (657) (959) 

(b) (800 ch SN to A) (928b-* ch SN to A & A to A-8) 

A is a youth who, sheltered from the world and pampered by doting parents, has 
no true conception of life and no ability to face its rugged issues * A, callow and 
inefficient, learns some real truths through haid experience ** (759) (768) (769) 
(783) (918b) 

719 

(a) (130) (314-*) _ (430) (770a) 

A disappears mysteriously * A, set upon by mysterious persons, AX, AX, AX. in 
the cellar of his own home, is spirited away through a concealed passage ** (540) 
(571) 

(b) (690-*) (1116-*) 

A, passenger on a vessel on the high seas, is made a prisoner when the vessel is 
captured by mutineers, A-5, A-5, A-5 * A, captured by mutineers, A-5, A-5. A-5, 
is placed in a small boat and cast adrift on the high seas ** (692) (878b) 

720 

(288) (1061) 

A's fear that he has inherited the evil traits of an ancestor, A-8, paralyzes his will 

in enterprise (862) (1374) 



100 

721-730 Enterprise PLOTTO Misfortune 

721 

(706a. b. c) (903) 

A's whole future is wrapped up in a mighty work which he has brought almost to 

successful completion * A's life work is threatened with destruction ** (546a) (1256) 

(833) (834) (1298 ch A to A-5) 

A is an officer of the law, hot on the trail of a fleeing criminal, A-5 * A, an officer 
of the law, while pursuing a fleeing criminal, A-5, meets with misfortune ** (634) 
(664) (693) (711a) (712 ch A to A-5 & A-6 to A) (1013 ch A to A-5 & A-6 
to A) 

723 

(998 ch A to A-5 & A-4 to A) (1016a-*) 

A, a police officer, owes a debt to A-5, a criminal, but has no money and cannot 

pay (1011) (983 ch A to A-5 & A-8 to A) 

724 

(1227a-**) (1377a) 

A has recovered a stolen object, X, and is on his way to return it to its owner * A, 
on his way to return to the owner a stolen object, X, which he has recovered, loses 
the object and again seeks to recover it ** (614) (711b) 

725 

(833) (1303 ch A-9 to A-5) A seeks to reveal to the authorities the identity of a 
criminal, A-5, who, so far, has been unsuspected * A, in trying to lodge information 
with the police against a criminal, A-o, meets with misfortune ** (1228 ch A-3 to 
A-5) (1232 ch A to A-3 & A-5 to A) 

726 

(a) (1060) (1082a) 

A, a matador, is getting ready in his room to appear in the bull ring * A, making 
ready to undertake an enterprise, has his plans suddenly interfered with ** (710) 
(809-* tr A & A-5) 

(b) (180) (782) 

A, ill, and worn by a long journey, is suddenly called upon to undertake an enter- 
prise which would be difficult if he were physically at his best (652a, b) (793a) 



(3a) . (297) (425; 813; 821) (800 ch B to A; 821) 

A, a judge presiding at a murder trial, finds himself unexpectedly confronted with 

a circumstance that makes his work a torture to his soul (790b) (833) 

728 

(686) (687) (1319b-*) 

A digs a pit for a tiger trap and baits it with a quarter of bullock meat * A con- 
structs a concealed trap, and a person dear to him, CH, falls into the trap and 
cannot escape (622 ch SN to CH) (591 ch B to CH; 179a ch B to CH) ** A con- 
structs a deadly trap and, by accident, falls into it himself *** (875b) (1319b ch 
A-2 to A) 

729 
(601) (1334a) (1382b) 

A, desperately in need, is offered a large sum of money for a diamond, X, which 
he knows is an imitation * A, desperately in need of money, can recoup his finances 
at the expense of his integrity. He resists the temptation ** (778 ch A to A-5; 
1144 ch A to A-5; 1166 ch A to A-5) (803b) (944) 

730 

(918a) (959) (1014 ch A-5 to A-3) 

A fights with A-3 in safeguarding valuables, X, of which A is custodian * A is slain 
by A-3, who takes valuables, X, of which A is custodian ** A-3, having slain A, 
places a revolver in A's stiffening fingers in order to make it appear that A is a 
defaulter and a suicide *** (569 ch A-5 to A-3) (S02b tr A & B) (977a) 



101 

Misfortune PLOTTO Enterprise 731-739 

731 

(109) (608) (708) (808a) 

A is honest, but he is a stranger and regarded with suspicion * A is arrested as a 
criminal "suspect" because he happens to be in the vicinity when a crime is com- 
mitted ** (695b) (815a ch A to A-8 & A-4 to A) 

732 

(288) (654) (683) (698) 

A has a conviction that he is going insane and that, sooner or later, he will be con- 
fined in an asylum (634) (638) (1365) (1374) (1375) 

733 

(718b) (723) 

A finds a bank note of large denomination * A finds a valuable paper, X, between 
the leaves of the family Bible ** A, poor, comes into possession of a bank note of 
large denomination. There is no bank in the village in which he lives, and he can 
find no one who can, or who would if he could, change the bill for him *** (652a) 
(655) (731) 

734 

v222b, (315) (430) _ A is mistakenly reported dead during the World War * 

A, in the World War, is shell-shocked and loses all knowledge of his identity ** A, 
victim of amnesia in a foreign land, wanders back -to his native country *** (437) 
(548a) (1128a-*; 918b) 

735 

(912 & a ch A to A-8) (913 ch A to A-8; A-2 to A) 

A is annoyed by a person, A-8, who constantly crosses his path with the most 
untimely intrusions * A rids himself of a meddlesome person, A-8, and later regrets 
his harshness ** (762 tr A & A-8) (815a ch A to A-8; & A-4 to A) (822 ch A to 
A-8 & B to A) 

736 
(322a) (737a) (740) 

B inherits the trait of disguising her affections, a trait that proves an obstacle to 
her success and happiness (162a) (594a) (742) 

737 

(a) (12b) (36) (60) (62) (162a) (182a) (225) (226) (643) 

B is greatly discontented because of an unfortunate state of affairs * B, discon- 
tented, seeks to gain contentment, but the obstacles seem insuperable ** (93a) 
(114) (346) (403) (785) 

(b) (470) (976) 

B, in a large city hotel, returns at night from her bath and, through error, enters 
through an unlocked door into a room which proves to be not her own * B finds that 
the knob and lock on the door of a hotel room arc m disrepair: the lock apparently 
locks itself, and the knob will not turn ** (645) (885b) (890) 

(c) (470) (1154a) 

B, near-sighted, unsophisticated, on leaving her room in a big city hotel, ties a 
black ribbon to the doorknob so she can easily find the door on her return * CH, 
a child, playing in the corridor of a big city hotel, transfers a black ribbon from the 
knob of B's door to that of A ** (645) (792b) 

738 

(60) (223) (397) (435a) (647) (665) 

B, a victim of certain unpleasant conditions, seeks to escape them by self-des- 

struction (879 ch A to B) (188b) (880 ch A to B & A-2 to B-2) 

739 

(947) (1293b) . ^ ^ 

B, owing to financial difficulties, has been compelled to pawn an object, X, dearly 
prized * B is unable to redeem an object, X, necessary to her happiness, which 
she has pawned ** (806 ch B-4 to B) (792a; 21) (1384 ch B to A) 



102 

Ih0-7h6 Enterprise PLOTTO Misfortune 

740 

(15a) (327a) (736) (848b ch B to M-B) 

B is a strange, wild creature, marked at birth by an unfortunate experience of her 
mother, M-B's * B is shunned and ostracised because of a misfortune for which 
she is not responsible ** (221a; 264) (221a) (738) (746) (872) (892 ch B-3 
to A) 

741 

(223) (676) 

B is forced by her father, F-B, to leave home and become a domestic drudge in a 

distant town (183) (743a) (869) 

742 

(57) (585a) (743a) B writes a note, and the note contains a very important 
secret * B writes a note; and it is picked up by a gust of wind, carried across a nar- 
row court, through an open window, and deposited in a neighboring apartment ** 
B writes a very important note, then loses it. If the note is found and read by other 
persons, B will be greatly humiliated *** (758) (955) 

743 

(a) (223) (435a). (676) 

B becomes the victim of such desperate misfortunes that she plans to take her own 
life * B writes a letter explaining her reasons for committing suicide ** (742) (673) 

(b) (403) (594e) (646) 

B commits a transgression. B, in order to escape the consequences of a trans- 
gression, flees secretly to a distant place and assumes a fictitious name (750 ch A 
to B) (921) 

744 

(816b) (844a) (1105) 

B goes to a restaurant to keep a dinner engagement with A. A does not appear 

(1240 ch A-3 to A) (1391 ch A to B) 

745 

(947) (948) 

B's father, F-B, pursuing rustlers who have stolen his cattle, is shot down and 
killed * B, elder daughter of F-B, is the sole support of the family when F-B dies ** 
(14a) (1207) 

746 

(89) (212b) (649) (698 ch A to B) (740) 

B, who was thought by the people of her community to have supernatural powers, 
is discovered to have been insane — a condition caused by a great sorrow (766) 
(1328) (1441a ch A to B) (1373 ch A to B) 



103 

Mistaken Judgment PLOTTO Enterprise 7W-757 

(21) Falling into Misfortune through INIistaken Judgment 

747 
(41a) (12oa) (111) 

A, believing that a certain proposition has merit, buys stock in it himself and sells 
stock to his friends, A-2, A-2 * A honest and high-minded, recommends a certain 
proposition, and then discovers that it is a swindle ** (604) (606) (619) (979) 

748 

(941) (958) 

A, poor, is happy in the belief that poverty is the source of contentment * A, be- 
lieving poverty the source of contentment, refuses to develop resources in his 
IKjssession that would give him wealth ** (111) (700) (929) 

749 

(965) (966:1) (1074) 

A, a writer, is happy in producing a literary masterpiece * A, a writer, unconsciously 
plagiarizes from the work of another author in producing a literary masterpiece ** 
(1238) (1357*-**) (1391; 1461b) 

750 
(224) (597) 

A flees to escape the consequences of a crime * A believes he is guilty of a crime, 
but no crime has been committed ** (108) (237) (624) 

751 

(1061) (1210) (1102) 

A, informed that he has only a few months to live, undertakes an unusual enter- 
prise [1] A seeks to spend all his money before he dies [2] A hurls himself recklessly 
into perilous situations in the hope of losing his life * A, told that he has only a few 
months to live, discovers that the doctor was in error and that he still has a long 
life ahead of him ** (811) (918b) (1104) (1134*-**) 

752 

(113) . (126) (923) 

A is discovered burglarizing a house * A, an intruder in a strange house, is dis- 
covered; he flees through the nearest door into a windowless closet and is trapped 
by a spring lock ** (801 tr A & B) (856) 

753 

(484b) (524a) 

A, seeking to finance himself, gambles with money not his own — and loses it (620) 

(638) 



i' 



754 

80) (484b) (807) 

gambles with money he is holding in trust (829) (832) (865) 



755 

(49) (585a) (622) 

A resigns himself to fate and seeks to bear patiently a supposed bereavement; but 

the bereavement is imagined, not real (357) (576b) 

756 

(697a) 

A, desiring a musical career, defers to the wishes of his parents, F-A and M-A, and 
becomes a doctor; but, all his life long, he feels that he has made a mistake (1153 
ch B to A; 1248) (1388) (1434) (949a) 

757 

(114) (710) (126a. b) 

A, confronting a hard and dangerous duty, is suddenly taken very ill and compelled 

to go to bed (1163a) (1163c) (1164 tr A & A-4) 



104 

758-767 Enterprise PLOTTO Mistaken Judgment 

758 

(57) (742) 

A is a hard-hearted man of the world, seeking gain by exploiting the misfortunes of 

others * A finds a mysterious note. It contains 9. woman's fateful secret — the 

secret of B, in desperate misfortune ** A, attemptmg to exploit B's troubles for 

his own gain, ends by yielding his sympathy and befriending B *** (21) (817) 

(955) 

759 

(718b) (898) 

A, a tenderfoot in the West, takes offense at the slurs of a cowboy, A-8 * A and A-8 
proceed to settle their diflEerences with their fists ** (782) (820 ch A-2 to A-8) 
(830 ch A-2 to A-8) 

760 

(954) (925) 

A accomplishes his work so completely that his success results in failure (Id, £, g) 

(231) (44b) (207) (377b) (595) (625) (751) 

761 

(a) (1126; 779) (793a) (836) 

A, through the influence of a reckless friend, A-2, comes to his death (601; 705) 
(793a: 603d tr A & A-2) 

(b) (383) (837) 

A removes a birthmark from the beautiful face of his wife, B, with chemicals * A, 
seeking to help B, falls into tragic error ** (385a) (416) 

762 

(735 tr A & A-8) (845 ch A-2 to A-3) (1430a) 

A struggles in vain for the friendship of A-8 * A meets with a fatal accident (634) 
(705) ** A, after his death, receives the friendship of A-8 — for which he had vainly 
struggled in life *** (868 ch A to A-8 & A-2 to A) (1423 ch A to A-8; & AX to A) 

763 

(1146) (1175a) 

A, a crook who has acquired wealth, in a quest for happiness returns to his native 
place to foregather with pals of his younger criminal day * A, a crook, discovers 
that his pals are all married and "going straight" ** (868 ch A to A-8 & A-2 to A) 
(963) (1087) 

764 

(671-**) (672) 

A, in order to save his friend, A-2, picks a quarrel with A-2's enemy, A-3, and slays 
him * A, in order to protect A-2, slays A-3, quondam enemy of A-2's, unaware 
that A-2 and A-3 have composed their differences, and that A-3 has become A-2's 
friend and financial backer ** (671**-***) (1344 ch A-2 to A-3) (1355) 

765 

(376 ch B to B-2; 414 tr B & B-2) (916) 

B, a school teacher, unknowingly violates the rules set up by the school board by 
going to dances and bv taking long walks at night (31) (870a) (891) 

766 

(56) (1106) (1121) 

B, a plain woman, believes herself surpassingly beautiful * B has a character weak- 
ness which proves a bar to many of her enterprises ** (642) (746) (893) (1067) 

767 
(1152 ch B to B-2; 642-**) 

B, poor, borrows a supposedly valuable object, X, and loses it * B, borrowing a 
supposedly valuable object, X, and losing it, labors for years to earn the money 
with which to replace it; only to discover that X was a counterfeit, and of trifling 
worth ** (642**-***) (918b ch A to B) 



105 

Mistaken Judgment PLOTTO Enterprise 768-776 

(22) Following a Wrong Course through Mistanen Judgment 

768 

(718b) (1060-*) 

A, with no social distinction whatever, entertains the grandiose delusion that he 

will be greatly missed if he drops out of society (617) (639) 

769 

(675) ,(718b) (1060-*) 

A is mistakenly convinced of his great business ability * A seeks to manage A-2's 
languishing business and place it on a paying basis ** (606 ch A to A-2; 1058) 
(672; 906) 

770 

(a) (430) (461) 

A is heavily in debt * A, in order to secure money to pay off his pressing obligations, 
leaves home to take a position at a distance; and he leaves suddenly and myster- 
iously without telling his creditors he is going ** (540) (550) (571) (708) 

(b) (490b) (601) 

A, heavily in debt, seeks to save himself from ruin by forging the name of a friend, 
A-2, to a note (649 ch BR-B to A) (704 tr A & A-2) 

(c) (524a) (606) 

A, heavily in debt, seeks to save himself by fraudulently using trust funds in his 
possession (701) (753) (754) 

771 

(a) (513) (614) (1337) (1386a) 

A thinks a certain crime has been committed and lodges information with the 
police, A-6 * A thinks a crime has been committed, but he is mistaken ♦♦ (780) 
(802a) 

(b) (299) (657-**) . (798) 

A finds a paper containing the signals of his football team * A finds and keeps an 
incriminating document, X, with the intention of discovering the author of it at 
a later time ** A is accused of transgression by his rival, A-3, and an incriminating 
paper, X, is found in his possession *** (820 tr A & A-2) (657**-***) (829) 

772 
(600), (608) (612 ch A-5 to A-4) 

A befriends a needy stranger, A-4 * A befriends a needy stranger, A-4, who proves 
to be a criminal ** (613 ch A-5 to A-4) (623) (635 ch A-5 to A-4) 

773 

(817) (837) (1154a) (1159) (1173) 

A, in a spirit of altruism, befriends B * A befriends B, who proves to be a trans- 
gressor who has lied to A regarding her identity ** (828) (1171) 

774 
(513) (709) (772) 

A pursues a stranger, A-4, to recover from him an object, X, which has been stolen * 
A, pursuing a stranger, A-4, and taking from him a valuable object, X, which, A 
thinks, was stolen from him, later discovers that X, which he supposed was stolen, 
has all the time been in his own possession ** (780 ch A to A-4 & A-8 to A) (859) 



(1144 ch A to A-7) (1212c ch A to A-7 & A-9 to A) 

A trusts his servant, A-7, and makes a confidant of him * A discovers that his 

trusted servant, A-7, is a thief ** (1166b ch A to A-7) (1008ch A to A-7 & A-9 to A) 

776 

(732) (711b-*) 

A is seriously injured by a motor car * A, seriously mjured by a motor car, ever 
afterward has a weird delusion while he is in the streets that motor cars are trying 
to run him down ** (634) (1078) 



106 

777-787 Enterprise PLOTTO Mistaken Judgmen 

111 

(624) (783) (787) (1199-*) (1342a) (1389a) 

A, although not really a criminal, has become convinced that he is one * A conceals 
his identity, avoids people, and leads a furtive, hermit-like existence ** (681b) 
(705) (1199) 

778 
(1143a ch A to A-8) (1152) 

A is a thief who plans to steal what he believes is a very valuable gem, X * A, be- 
lieving that a counterfeit gem, X, is genuine, plans to steal it ** (1144) (1217a) 

779 

(289) (840-*) 

A's bibulous friend, A-2, influences A to take to drink, scoffing at the doctor who 

has forbidden A to indulge in spirituous liquors (840*-**) (620) (761a) 

780 

(771a) (1317) (1386a) 

A discovers, as he supposes, plain circumstantial evidence of a crime, and informs 
the police where A-8, the criminal, can be found * A-8, arrested as a criminal on 
information furnished by A, easily proves that no crime has been committed ** 
(802a) (1340 ch A-4 to A-8) 

781 
(898) (983) 

A looks upon others as people to be exploited * A, grasping and relentless, and 
sparing no one in his greed for gain, encounters an experience which transforms 
his character ** (377b) (639) (811) 

782 
(718b) (759) 

A, aristocrat, endeavors to pound a comprehension of class distinction into the 
thick skull of A-8, a plebian * A, an aristocrat, and A-8, a plebian, fight a drawn 
battle. Equal prowess spells equality, and A and A-8 become fast friends ** 
(807 ch A-2 to A-8) (830 ch A-2 to A-8) (839 ch A-2 to A-8) 

783 

(597) (718b) (777) 

A allows himself to be blackmailed by A-7, because he is convinced that he unin- 
tentionally committed a crime * A, supposing himself a criminal, discovers that no 
crime has been committed ** (775) (1456 ch A-5 to A-7) 

784 

(403) (669) (787 ch A to B) 

B, thinking herself a criminal, seeks to evade the law by various makeshifts * B 
discovers that she is innocent of a crime she supposed she had committed ** (468) 
(635 ch A to B) (870b) 

785 
(668; 33) (670; 33) 

B's mother, M-B, is a widow in desperate misfortune * B's mother, M-B, is planning 
a move which B knows will have unhappy consequences, but B cannot persuade 
M-B against it **(420 ch B to M-B ; 453 ch B to M-B) (892 ch B-3 to A & B to M-B) 

(23) Becoming Involved in a Complication that has to 
do with Mistaken Judgment and Suspicion 

786 

(598) (833) (1389a) 

A, week-end guest at a country house, prowls about the place at night on a per- 
fectly honest enterprise * A is mistaken for a burglar ** (664) (828) (1188-*) 

787 

(1291b) (1449) 

A, through circumstantial evidence, believes himself guilty of a crime which he 
cannot remember of having committed, and which he did not in reality commit 
(296) (624) (695a, b) (1064) 



107 

Mistaken Judgment PLOTTO Enterprise 788-79^t 

788 

(21) (1127 ch CN to B) 

A believes B is an adventuress, seeking unlawful gain by pretending to be the 
daughter of A-8 * B proves that she is the daughter of A-8 ** (422b) (647 ch A-6 
to A) 

789 
(633) (1331-*) 

A, seeking information as to his proper course, is under the delusion that everyone 
is giving him false direct-ions (759) (1331*-**) 

790 

(a) (830) (865) 

A, before the war, had a friend, A-2, who had rendered him a very great service * 
A-2, during the war, is captured as an enemy spy and brought before Captain A ** 
Captain A allows an enemy spy, A-2, to escape, and ever afterward is regarded as 
a traitor to his country *** (919a) (921 ch B to A) (1183) 

(b) (838) (1115) 

A, a judge, has a friend, A-2, brought before him for trial and sentence * A, a judge, 
presiding at the trial of his friend, A-2, so manipulates proceedings in favor of A-2 
that A-2 is acquitted ** A, a judge, proving false to his high duty, ever afterwards 
bears a "crooked" reputation *** (949b) (952) 

791 

(697a) (926) 

A, a doctor, comes of a proud old Southern family * A, a doctor, considers it his 
duty to give medical assistance to outcasts and the morally inferior ** A, a doctor, 
in following his ideals loses caste with his friends and neighbors *** (1434) (1447) 

792 

(a) (642-**) (739; 1401) 

B mistakenly supposes A to be a thief when he restores to her an object. X, which 
she has lost * A, restoring to B an object, X, which she has lost, mistakenly sup- 
poses her to be a thief because X seems too valuable to be honestly owned by one 
in B's straitened circumstances ** (21) (822) 

(b) (737c) (1154a) (1172 ch B-5 to B-8) 

B places an identifying mark on the door of her hotel room. The mark is changed 
in an unusual manner to another door; and B-8, occupant of the other room, is 
found to have been murdered (645) (1204**-***) 

(20) Becoming Involved with Conditions in which 
Misfortune is Indicated 

793 

(a) (599) (603c) 

A is persuaded by his friend, A-2, to engage in an enterprise * A is persuaded by 
his friend, A-2, to undertake an enterprise which A knows to be extremely difficult 
and which his judgment warns him to let alone ** (653) (761a) 

(b) (79 ch A-3 to A-2) (809 ch A-5 to A-2) 

A is influenced by his friend, A-2, to take charge of some important papers * A, 
obliging his friend, A-2, by taking charge of some secret docurnents, is arrested, 
and accused on the strength of the documents, of having a part in a criminal con- 
spiracy ** (108) (715c) 

(24) Becoming the Victim of Mistaken Judgment in 
Carrying out an Enterprise 

794 

(603d) (671) (1291b) 

A supposes his friend, A-2, is dead * A is astounded when his friend, A-2, whom he 

supposed to be dead, suddenly appears before him ** (1344) (1371) 



108 

795-803 Enterprise PLOT TO Mistaken Judgment 

795 

(110-3) (182b) (431) 

A, by trickery, is mistakenly convinced that he has achieved a cherished ambition 

(313) (488a) (918b) 

796 

(687) (973) (976 ch B to A) (1038 ch A-8 to A-3) (1274-*) 

A, by prayer, achieves success in an enterprise * A's success is mistakenly credited 

to A's enemy, A-3 ** (1163c ch A-4 to A-3) (1289b**-***) (1274*-**) 

797 

(930 ch F-B to A & B to D-A) (919b) _ (1298) 

A is a transgressor, long mysteriously missing from his home * A, a transgressor, 
returning as an Unknown to his home, finds his daughter, D-A, reverencing his 
memory as of a great and noble person ** (964b) (1461c ch B to D-A) 

798 

(1319a ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) (1438b) A finds an object of mystery, X, seem- 
ingly of great value * A highly prizes an object of mystery, X, carries it about with 
him, and is unaware of the fact that his possession of X is fraught with terrible 
danger ** (623) (711b) (1382a) 

799 

(24b) (58a ch AX to A) (185) (737b ch B to A) (773) (786) 
A commits a fault against propriety * A forces his way into the room of an unmar- 
ried woman, B (766) ** B, in order to protect herself from A, calls a policeman, 
A-6 *** (249) (347b) (658) 

800 

(514 ch CH to SN) (594c ch CH to SN) (551 ch CH to SN) 
B has a weird delusion regarding her son, SN * B considers her son, SN, brilliant 
and highly talented, whereas he is less than mediocre in mentality ** (718b ch A 
to SN) (821 ch A to B) (853 ch A to SN) (896) 



801 

(24a, b. c, d, e) (27) 

B wins the respect and protection of A * B reveals herself to A in the character of 

a transgressor ** (45a) (61) (69) (147) (648) (665) 



(61) Becoming Aware of an Important Secret that 
Calls for Decisive Action 

802 

(a) (771a) (780) (1444 ch B to B-8) 

A discovers that B, supposed to have been murdered, really committed suicide 
(669; 738) (741; 738) (324; 738) 

(b) (833) (841 ch A-2 to B) (1417) 

A discovers that B, supposed to have committed suicide, was really murdereo 
(422b) (568a ch A to A-8) (1154a) 

803 

(a) . (1337) (1444) 

A discovers that a cororner's verdict of "accidental death" should have been one 
of cold, premeditated murder (79 ch A to A-8) (568c ch A to A-8) (568d ch A 
to A-8) (1456) 

(b) (606) (729) 

A, in desperate need, discovers that a gem, X, which he supposed to be worthless, 
is in reality genuine and immensely valuable (792a) (1166 ch A to A-8) 



109 

Helpfulness PLOTTO Enterprise 80^4-811 

(21) Falling into Misfortune through IVIistaken Judgment 

804 

(926) (928a) (709 ch A-2 to A-4) 

A, tramping along a country road, sees a satchel, X, drop from a passing auto- 
mobile and takes possession of it * A, finding a satchel, X. in the road, picks it 
up and carries it on with him, in the hope of returning it to the stranger, A-4, who 
lost it ** A finds a satchel, X, which, unknown to him, contains evidence of an 
incriminating nature *** (608) (623) (808a) 

805 

(600) (6 13-* ch A-5 to A-4) (772-*) 

A seeks to help A-4, an old man in misfortune * A, seeking to help a stranger, A-4, 

meets with an unpleasant experience ** (613*-** ch A-5 to A-4) (6J8) (623) 

806 

(162b) (1157chB toB-4&Ato A-5) (1241a. b) (1244b) (1220b ch A to A-S) 
A, walking in the street, sees B-4, a stranger, weeping * A, giving aid to a stranger, 
B-4, later regrets his impulsiveness ** (801) (152b) (1159) (1208 ch B to B-4) 

807 

(906-*) (913) 

A, trying to be of service to his friend, A-2, is suspected of treachery by A-2 (906*-**) 

(603a. b, c, d) (867) 

808 

(a) (804-** ch A-4 to B) (778-* ch A to A-5; 1214 ch A-2 to B ; 1227 ch A-2 to B) 
A takes possession of B's property in order to save it for her * A, taking possession 
of B's property in order to save it for her, is falsely suspected by B of trying to 
steal it ** (21) (706c ch A to B) 

(b) (747 ch A to B & A-2 to B-2) (773) (766) (800) 

A is older and more experienced than B and seeks to advise her wisely and help 
her avoid making mistakes * B resents the superior attitude assumed by A ** 
(747*-** ch A to B) (799) (812a) (870a) (828) 



(599 ch A-2 to A-5) (612-*) (662-* ch A-2 to A-5) (793b-* ch A-2 to A-5) 

A seeks to help A-5 in a certain enterprise * A, seeking to help A-5. does not know 

that A-o is a crook ** (612*-**) (662*-** ch A-2 to A-5) (793b*-** ch A-5 to A-2) 

810 

(461) (619) (695a) (929-*) 

A is old, believes he is slipping in his work, and considers himself a failure * A's 

son, SN, wins for his college in a gruelling contest; and SN tells A, whp is gloomy 

and despairing and considers himself a failure, that his success was inspired by 

the thought that his father had never been beaten ** A is inspired to carry on 

successfully in his profession because of the faith his son, SN, has in him *** (674) 

(729*-**) 

811 

(751-1) (781) 

A, a miser, is lured into a charitable entei prise by the prospect of death * A, under- 
taking charitable enterprises when he thought he was soon to die, regrets the en- 
terprises when he finds he still has a long life ahead of him ** A. a miser, would 
recover money given in charity until he discovers how popular his bounty has made 
him. Charmed by his popularity, he continues to be generous, and so consum- 
mates a most remarkable character change *** 



no 

SI 2-8 18b Enterprise P LOTTO Helpfulness 

812 

(a) (646-* ch AX to A-4) (808b) 

B, sympathetic and generous, befriends _a needy stranger, A-4 * B, through be- 
friending a needy stranger, A-4, becomes involved in an unpleasant complication ** 
(646*-** ch AX to A-4) (669 ch A-5 to A-4) 

(b) (982a ch A to _F-B & NW to A) (997a ch A to F-B) 

B's father, F-B, fails in his attempt to subdue and control A, a "wild" and un- 
manageable youth left in his charge * B, when her father, F-B, fails in an enter- 
prise, takes the enterprise off his hands ** (22a) (115) (367a) 

(50) Being Impelled by an Unusual Motive to Engage 
in Crafty Enterprise 

813 

(425) (551 ch CH to SN) (594c ch CH to SN) , 

A seeks to protect his son, SN, from what he conceives to be disgrace and dishonor 

on his own part (821) (881) 

814 
(114) (176b) (225) 

A succeeds in an enterprise secretly devised by B as a test for his abilities (281c) 
(367b) 

(15) Finding a Sustaining Power in Misfortune 

815 

(a) (598) 1,985; 623) (890 ch B to A-4 & A-4 to A) 

A is overtaken by A-4, a fugitive who is being pursued by A-6, an officer of the law * 
A's sympathy goes out to A-4, a fugitive from the law, and he attempts to rescue 
him ** (866) (998) (1161) (1163 tr A & A-4) 

(b) (611b) (631) 

A, a dissolute son, in want, returns to his home and his father, F-A, a better and a 
wiser man than when he went awav * A, a dissolute son, is freely forgiven his trans- 
gressions by his father, F-A ** (821 ch A to F-A & SN to A) (1166b ch A-9 to F-A) 

816 

(a) (174) (834) 

A is on his way to keep an irnportant engagement * A finds a stranger, A-4, ill, 
exhausted and unconscious, lying in the road ** A subordinates his own affairs to 
those of a stranger, A-4, who is ill, and helps him to a olace where he can receive 
medical attention *** (772) (1265b) 

(b) (647) (669) 

A's friend, B, is in a foreign country, alone, homesick and discouraged * B, in a 
foreign country, unexpectedly meets A, a friend from "home" ** (744) (817) (850a) 

817 

(598) (610) (955) 

A is an outlaw, hunted by the authorities and dodging about to escape capture * 
A, under ban of the law, runs the risk of capture in order to aid B (647) (57"), a 
stranger who is in critical misfortune ** (801) (837) (870b ch A-6 to A) (885a) 

818 

(a) (598) (610) (1169) 

A, well-to-do and of good farnily, is impersonating a person who is "down and out" * 
A has been hired by A-4 to circulate an infamous slander against B (60 ch A to A-4) 
(339a ch A to A-4) ** A, hired by A-4 to injure B, meets B, his sympathy goes out 
to her, and he revolts against A-4's scheme and warns B *** (14a) (828) (870a; 
870b ch A-6 to A & A-5 to A-4) 

(b) (887b) (1329) 

A, a hoodlum, rescues B from an attack by footpads * B befriends A, picks him 
out of the gutter and makes a man of him ** (837 tr A & B) (1075b) (850b) 



Ill 

Helpfulness PLOTTO Enterprise 818c-826 

(c) (905) (914) 

A finds a small child, CH, on the beach after a shipwreck * A takes CH, a foundling, 
into his heart and his home and rears her as his own child ** (305 ch B to CH) (1089) 

(d) (898) (926) 

A rescues a baby, CH, from death in a shipwreck * A, unable to learn anything 
about a foundling, CH, adopts the child as his own ** (245 ch A to CH) (948 ch 
B to CH) (1106 ch B to CH) (1458 ch B to CH) 

819 

(646 ch AX to A) (844a) (850a) (263 ch A-3 to A-5) 

A, a burglar, seeks to aid B, who was his fnend before he "went to the bad" * A, 
friend of B, breaks into a building for the purpose of committing a robbery, and 
finds a trusted employee, A-5, B's husband, dead at his desk, a defaulter and a 
suicide. A-5 has left a note explaining his guilt (753 ch A to A-S"* ** A, in order 
to save his friend B from disgrace, destroys a letter that would have proved B's 
husband, A-5, a defaulter and a suicide, "blows" a safe and pretends to have com- 
mitted a robbery *** (1075b; 918b) (922a) (952) 

(25) Seeking to Save a Person who is 
Accused of Transgression 

820 

(898) (913) (949b) 

A learns that his friend, A-2, is accused of a crime * A, learning that his friend, A-2, 

is accused of a crime, seeks to prove his innocence ** (790b) (906) 

821 

(623 ch A to _SN) (628 ch A to SN) (718b ch A to SN; 770a ch A to SN) 
A's son, SN, is arrested for committing a crime * A seeks to save his son, SN, from 
misfortune and becomes involved in an unpleasant complication ** (1290b ch A to 
SN & F-A to A) (601 ch A-2 to SN) 

822 
(648) (737b) (792a) (876a) (1172) 

A supposes that B is a transgressor * A, honest, poses as a transgressor in order to 
help B ** (1167) (1171) (1192) 

(918a) (955) (972) 

A is a ne'er-do-well who has a fiiend, A-2, of woith in the world * A's friend, A-2, 

is unjustly condemned to death (715c ch A to A-2) (793b ch A to A-2 & A-2 to 

A-3); and A, by subtlity, takes A-2's place in the prison cell and dies in his stead ** 

(876a) 

(27) Refusing to Betray Another's Secret and Calmly 
Facing Persecution Because of the Refusal 



(644; 147) (1016a-* ch A to A-6 & A-5 to A) 

A is a prisoner of A-6, and A-6 seeks to secure from A information inimical to B 

(878c) (943b) 

(26) Seeking Secretly to Preserve Another from Danger 

825 

(641 ch B to D & F-B to A) (1285a ch A to NW-A) 

A, aware that his end is approaching, seeks to protect his adopted daughter, D, 

by making a will (1041) (1270) 

826 
(793b) (1228) (1323b) 

A is thrown into prison through false evidence in a political conspiracy * B, work- 
ing secretly, rescues A from prison by proving his innocence ** (1244b ch A to A-3) 
(1278b ch A to A-3, B to B-3 & B-3 to B) 



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827-835 Enterprise P LOTTO Helpfulness 

827 

(711c) (603b, c, d; 1334b) (855) . 

A. a sprinter, is on the point of losing a footrace because he believes he hears the 
voice of a dead friend, A-2, calling for help (1160) * A, superstitious, is on the point 
of suffering defeat in an enterprise because he thinks he hears the voice of a dead 
friend, A-2, calling to him; but he is saved when A-8, one of the spectators, ttirns 
the tragic call into a mere incident by a counter-call which allays A's superstitious 
fears ** (918b) (1365) 

828 
(16a) (818a-**) 

A, working "under cover," contriyes to prove B's mnocence of a certain crime (648) 
(1154a) (1172) * A, proving B innocent of a certain crime, proves also the guilt 
of B-5, a criminal whom B physically resembles ** (818a**-***) (851-*) 

829 

(75a; 163) (663) (793b ch A-2 to A-3) (1228) (1323b) 

A is arrested for transgression on charges trumped up by a jealous rival, A-3 * 

B, working in secret, proves A's innocence of a certain transgression ** (352b tr A 
& B) (1244b ch A to A-3) 

830 
(474 ch A to A-2) (1021b) 

A, friend of A-2, exposes A-5, a spiritualist charlatan who is mulcting A-2 of large 
sums of money * A, threatening A-5 with arrest, forces him to return money out 
of which he has swindled A's friend, A-2 ** (1323c-2 ch A to A-5 & A-8 to A) (1337 
ch A-8 to A-5) 

(16) Being Delivered from Misfortune by One who in 
Confidence Confesses a Secret of Transgression 

831 

(1024) (1027) 

A. ill and starving, receives food and money from his friend, A-2 * A-2 tells his 
friend, A, in confidence, that he is a bootlegger ** (815-* ch A-4 to A-2) (824 ch 
B to A-2) (1269) 

832 
(754) (809 ch A-5 to A-2) (1085) 

A steals money from his employer. A-9, to help his friend, A-2, over a financial 
crisis (753 ch A to A-2), intending to make good the shortage when A-2 gets back 
on his feet and repays the loan * A tells his friend, A-2, that he has stolen money 
from A-9 in order to help A-2 ** (601; 631) (601; 654; 628) (730 ch A-3 to A-2) 

(57) Seeking to Unravel a Puzzling Complication 

833 

(1334c) (1337) 

A sifts the circumstantial evidence of a crime in an attempt to discover the per- 
petrator (1371) (1413a) (1449) 

(53) Opposing the Plans of a Crafty Schemer 

834 

(1214) (837 ch B to A-2) 

A, becoming secretly aware of the plans for a holdup, endeavors to prevent it 

(865 ch A to A-8 & A-2 to A) (1227a) 

(43) Seeking to Overcome Personal Limitations in 
Carrying Out an Enterprise 

835 

(116) (1074) (1090) (1096) (1111a) 

A overhears a chance conversation and secures information of the utmost value * 
A, by chance, overhears a conversation that gives him material for a literary mas- 
terpiece ** (281c) (749) 



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(28) Facing a Situation in which the Misfortunes of One 
Greatly Esteemed Call for Courage and Sagacious Enterprise 

836 

(601-*) (671-**) (716) 

A meets with unhappy experiences when he tries to help his friend, A-2, who has 

fallen into misfortune (601*-**) (671**-***) (704) (764) (790a, b) 

837 

(179a, b, c) (188b-*) (230-*) (382-*) (773-*) (851-*) 

A tries to help B — with results that are wholly unexpected (45a, b) (188b-**) 

(230*-**) (382*-**) (773*-**) (861*-**) 



(220 tr A & A-2) (716) (793a) 

A, in order to help his friend, A-2, puts aside his principles and engages in 
distasteful enterprise (790a. b) (807) (840) 

839 

(1061 ch A to A-2) (1062 eh A to A-2) (1063 _ch A to A-2) 
A seeks to correct a character weakness in his friend, A-2 * A seeks to correct a 
character weakness in his friend, A-2, by telling him a story which subtly sug- 
gests a method of self-correction ** (607) (918a ch A to A-2) (922a ch A to A-2) 
(1104 ch A to A-2) (The story: 1082b) (The story: 1330) 

840 

(126 ch A to A-2) (619 ch A to A-2) (1314 ch A to A-2) 

A seeks to prevent his friend, A-2, from committing a reckless act that would have 
fateful consequences * A plies his friend, A-2, with drink until he is intoxicated 
and helpless in order to prevent him from committing a reckless act that would 
have fateful consequences ** (779 tr A & A-2) (880a tr A & A-2) 

841 

(313 ch A to A-2; 705 ch A to A-2) (720 ch A to A-2; 705 ch A to A-2) 
A discovers secretly that his friend, A-2, has committed suicide * A seeks to save 
the family of A-2 from shame and disgrace because of a reckless act committed 
by A-2 ** (868) (1160) 

842 
(a) (847) (911) (923) (963) (1061) 
A tries to res^cue a child, CH (842b-*), makes a heroic attempt, and both die 

(b)_ A rescues a child, CH from [1] a burning house, [2] a speeding train, [3] a 
racing automobile [4] or a cattle stampede * A, in performing a rescue, cripples 
himself for life ** (257b) (715b) 

843 
(59 ch B to B-2) (239 ch B to B-2) 

B is convinced that her friend, B-2, is making a mistake * B, convinced that her 
friend, B-2, is making a mistake, resolves to correct the mistake in secret, since 
B-2 will not do it ** (294b ch A to B, A-2 to B-2 & B to A) (849 ch B-4 to B-2) 

844 

(a) (850a, b) (1083) 

B, an attractive married woman, clever and influential, seeks diversion by help- 
ing her friend, A (17a, b) (257a) 

(b) (256) (324) 

B's friend, B-2, seeks to save A, B's fiance, from the wiles of a designing woman, 
B-3, and restore him to B * B's friend, B-2, seeks to save B's lover, A, from a de- 
signing woman, B-3, by winning A away from B-3 ** (243 ch B-2 to B-3) (24a, 
b, ch B to B-2) 



114 

8^5-850 Enterprise PLOTTO Helpfulness 



(30) Enlisting Whole-Hear tedly in the Service of a Needy 
Unfortunate and Conferring Aid of the Utmost Value 

845 

(755 ch A to A-2; 922b ch A to A-2) (926) 

A, poor and humble, at great self-sacrifise helps A-2, an old man poorer than A 
himself * A, through his enterprise, restores A-2 to friends and fortune ** (876a ch 
B to A-2; 850b ch B to A & A to A-2; 880b tr A & A-2; 601) 



(710 ch A to A-2) (1145 ch A to A-2; 1161 ch A-4 to A-2) 

A's friend, A-2, falls from exhaustion while engaged in an enterprise * A completes 

a task for A-2, his friend, which A-2 was unable 'to finish ** (662) (1058) 

847 

(911) (914) 

A, a rough frontiersman in a rough frontier camp, undertakes the care of an orphan 

baby, CH (842a. b) 

848 

(a) (74b) (928a) (970) 

A, seeking to help B, who is in distress, meets with unpleasant complications (772 
ch A-4 to B) (773) (792a) 

(h) (974) (1118) 

A rescues B, who has been attacked by a huge snake * B, attacked by a huge snake, 

suffers a psychic shock ** (505-*) (740 ch B to D-B & M-B to B) (872) (1445) 

849 

(173) (1343 ch A to B) 

B, in charge of a booth at a charity bazaar, seeks to prevent B-4 from buying a 
certain object, X, on which she seems to have set her heart (1245) (839 ch A to 
B & A-2 to B-4) 

850 

(a) (85a. b) (114) (115) (718b) (812a-* ch A-4 to A) 

B discovers in backward A a promise of great things, and attempts to guide him 
to a high goal (801 tr A & B) (814) (844a) 

(b) (818b-*) (1075a) (1126) (1329) 

B seeks to rescue A from a life of dissipation and make a man of him * B picks 
A out of the gutter and gives him employment ** (818b*-**) (1075b) 



115 

Enterprise 851-862 



(21) Falling into IMisfortune through Mistaken Judgment 

851 

(87) (176b) (232) (375) (600) 

A rescues B from imminent danger, but only by bringing the danger upon him- 
self * A is unable to extricate himself from the peril from which he rescues B ** A 
rescues B from [1] a ferocious wild animal, [2] from a burning steamer, [3] from the 
undertow while ocean bathing, [4] from a train wreck, [5] from an automobile ac- 
cident or [6] from a landing airplane on a flying field (31) (367b) (500a) (885a) 

852 

(1366) (1428-*) (1433a, b, c) 

A dreams of danger, but discredits the dream and believes the danger real (1428*-**) 

(1358) (1375) 

853 
(1374-*) (1377b) (1389b) (1418b-*) 

A, a mediocre person, undergoes a weird experience (1342) (1082b) * A, a mediocre 
person, undergoes an experience which inspires him with grandiose ideas of his 
power and ability ** (1418b*-**) (1374*-**) (1060) (1134) (1330) 

854 

(1346 ch A to A-9; 596 ch A-5 to A-9) (1303) (1290a ch A to A-9; 596 ch A-5 
to A-9) 

A discovers a fateful secret of his rich and powerful ernployer, A-9 * A, because 
he has knowledge of A-9's guilty secret is persecuted, spied upon and thrown into 
prison on a trumped-up charge ** (884a ch A-5 to A-9) (887a ch A-3 to A-9) 

855 

(661) (681a) (1347) (1391) 

A struggles against an hallucinary enemy, AX, who fights with superstition as a 

weapon (732) (1348a) (1375) 

856 
(690) (693) (1419b) 

A, caught in a trap that holds his body powerless but leaves his mind alert, seeks 
to achieve physical freedom (682) (1419a) 

857 

(858) (862) (1061) (1078) (1110) 

A seeks to achieve emancipation from a fear which dogs his life, shows in his face 

and manner, and plunges him into misfortune (951) (1104) (1350) (1374) 

(1375) 

858 
(558 tr A & A-3) (1061) 

A is made miserably unhappy by the fear of death * and would emancipate him- 
self from it ** (439 tr A & A-3) (1082a) (1104) 

859 

(249) (385a) (623) (786) 

A, falsely accused of crime, seeks to clear himself of the accusation (828 tr A & B 

& ch B-5 to A-5) (829) (1291a ch A to A-5) (1447) 

860 

(601) (606) (656) A, impoverished, seeks to recoup his fortunes by a wealthy 
marriage (230) (378) (422b) 

861 

(718a) (332 tr B & A) A, of an inferior race, rescues B, of a superior race, from 
accident * A, when he rescues B, becomes involved in an unpleasant complication, 
due to mistaken judgment ** (31) (282b) 

862 

(288) (937) (1064) (1075a) 

A fears he will commit a transgression * A, fearing he will commit a transgression, 
seeks to emancipate himself from the fear, and from the possibility of doing evil ** 
(963) (1075b) 



116 

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(50) Being Impelled by an Unusual Motive to Engage 
in Crafty Enterprise 

863 

a) (618) (726a) (954) (1071) (1094) 

A's popularity becomes so great that it annoys him * A desires a place of seclusion 
where he can be absolutely alone, away from cables, wireless, mails and the public ** 
(690) (719b) (897) 

(b) (768) (965) 

A seeks to enhance his social prestige * A invites a celebrity, A-4, to be guest of 
honor at a reception in his home, and A-4 accepts ** (702) (1164) 

(c) (461) (606) 

A, keeper of a hotel at a summer resort, faces failure in business through lack of 
custom * A, a hotel keeper facing failure, invites A-4, a celebrity, to be a guest 
at his hotel, and A-4 accepts ** (1161 ch A to A-8) (1162 ch A-5 to A-4) 

864 

(611a) (770a) (952) 

A is a man of wealth and high character whose conscience is troubled by a trans- 
gression committed in his earlier years * A, under a fictitious name, returns to 
his native place, where he had committed a youthful transgression, and, as an 
Unknown, seeks to discover: [1] Whether his youthful escapades have been for- 
gotten and forgiven; [2] whether the person whom he wronged has suffered any 
lasting injury. Also, he wishes [3] to make reparation in an assumed character 
for wrong done in his true character; and [4] to establish a reputation for good be- 
havior and lofty aims in the community before revealing his real identity ** (708) 
(1199) 

865 
(216) (314-*) (619) 

A, about to commit an act of folly, is abducted by his friend, A-2, and held a prisoner 
as the only means of restraining him (314*-**) (880a) (867 tr A & A-2) 

866 

(92) (637) 

A is arrested and is being taken to prison by A-6 * A's captor, A-6, an officer of 
the law, is killed in an accident, and is supposed to be A; consequently, A secures 
his freedom ** (707) (717) 

867 

(807) (865 tr A & A-2) (808a ch B to A-2) (709) (1319a) (1214) 
A, suspected of treachery by his friend. A-2, in a daring rescue saves the property 
and perhaps the life of A-2, and proves his faithfulness by a revelation of the danger 
to which A-2, unknown to himself, was exposed (1227a) (839) 

868 

(601 ch A to A-2 & A-2 to A-8; 705 ch A to A-2) (838) 

A, destroying a letter in which his friend, A-2, declares he is about to commit 
suicide, makes it appear that A-2 died of a contagious disease (906) (944) 

869 

(949a) (955) A, a fugitive from justice with a price on his head, prevents B from 
committing suicide (641; 743a) (647; 743a) 

870 

(a) (62) (134a) (220) (415) (447) 

B, harrassed by gossip that reflects on her integrity, seeks deliverance from false 
suspicion (83) (86) (870b) (1151) 

(b) (669) (784) (817 ch A to A-6) (818 ch A to A-6) 

B, her integrity seriously compromised, finds a friend in A-6, a detective * A-6 
proves that B's enemy, A-5, is a crook, and has him sent to prison ** 



117 

Enterprise 871-879 



871 

(313) (676) 

B's father, F-B, is compelling B to take a step which she believes will be fatal to 

her happiness * B, compelled by her father, F-B, to take a step which she believes 

will be fatal to her happiness, escapes the catastrophe by a stratagem ** (1241b) 

(1244b) 

872 

(740) (1334a ch A to B) (1342a ch A to B) 

B fears she is going insane * B, fearing she is going insane, seeks emancipation from 

the demoralizing fear ** (1067) (1069) (1445) 

873 

(227) (305) (1458) 

B discovers an evil secret of her past * B. discovering an evil secret of her past, 

meditates suicide ** (802a) (870b) (893) (1051) (1055) 

(15) Finding a Sustaining Power in Misfortune 

874 

^430) (606) (680a) 

A is heavilv in debt and facing bankruptcy * A seeks to escape financial disaster 
by undertaking an honest but secret enterprise (1394) (1399) (1408) that will 
bring him in enough money to discharge his pressing obligations ** (540) (770a) 

875 

(a) (823-*) (824 ch A to A-2) (731 ch A to A-2) 

A, visiting A-2 in his prison cell, exchanges clothes with him and A-2 leaves the 
prison as A (823*-**) (1344 tr A & A-2) 

(b) (233) (660a) (662) (664) (719a) (179 tr A & B) 

A is rescued by B * B makes use of A's hound dog in tracking A ** (367b) (850a) 

876 

(a) (3a) (949b; 801) 

A sees a policeman, A-6, watching B, who is about to pick a pocket (724 ch A to 
B) * A warns B of danger from A-6 ** (69) (359) 

(b) (85b) (97) (134b) _ • 

A and B find themselves prisoners in a deserted house * A and B, trapped in a de- 
serted house, seek some method of escape (170). A hurls himself from an upper 
window and, his arm broken, secures aid and rescues B ** (140) (360a) 

877 

(895 ch A to A-2) (1070 ch A to A-2) 

A, a sheriff, is by duty compelled to hang a condemned man, his friend, A-2 * A. 
a sheriff, believes A-2, the man he is about to hang, innocent of the crime for which 
he was sentenced ** A, a sheriff, delays hanging a condemned man, A-2, in the 
hope that a Higher Power will intervene to save A-2 *** (535 ch A to A-8 & A-3 to 
A-2) (826 ch A to A-2) 

878 

(a) (691) (687) 

A, a ventriloquist, is captured by savages and threatened with death * A. a ven- 
triloquist, captured by savages and threatened with death, makes an animal talk — 
and is given his freedom and loaded with honors ** (714) (714; 197) 

(b) (692) (719b) 

A, adrift at sea in a small boat and near death from exposure, lands on an unknown 
coast (686) (690) 

(c) (244) (331) (714) 

A, a prisoner, bound, heloless and facing death, is rescued by resourceful B (347a) 
(901) 

879 
(188b ch B to A & A to A-4) _ (705) 

A, attempting to commit suicide, is prevented from doing so by A-4, who comes to 
the same place to make an attempt on his own life (840 ch A-2 to A-4) (SoOa ch 
B to A-4) (865 ch A-2 to A-4) 



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880 

(a) (216) (314) (840 tr A & A-2)_ (865) 

A, by a stratagem of his friend, A-2, is saved from an act of folly * A, saved by a 
stratagem of his friend, A-2, from an act of folly, comes to realize his intended 
folly, forgive the stratagem, and thank A-2 ** 

(b) (805 ch A-4 to A & A to A-2) (894 ch A-5 to A & A to A-2) 

A, an old man, a homeless outcast and a "bum," is restored to relatives and to 
fortune by a friend, A-2 (831; 1269) (1264) 

881 

(813) (928b-*) 

A has turned his back upon happiness because of an obligation he fancies himself 
under to his son, SN * A's son, SN, discovers a fateful secret of A's (425), and 
persuades him to correct an error and regain lost happiness ** (928*-**) (499a) 
(790b ch A-2 to SN) 

882 
(946 ch B to A) (914) (1239) 

A's philanthropic enterprise is about to fail * A's philanthropic enterprise faces 
financial failure; and A, a reformed gambler, keeps the enterprise going with crook- 
ed card games ** (665 ch B to A) (963) 

883 

(1209a) (1298) (955) 

A, a hunted outlaw in disguise, takes refuge with an enemy, A-3 * A, a hunted 
outlaw, takes refuge with an enemy, A-3; and A-3, considering himself bound by 
the laws of hospitality, conceals A and saves him from his pursuers, A-6, A-6 ** 
(923 ch A-5 to A-3) (1022) 

884 
(136 ch A-3 to A-5) (596) (660b) 

A is bitterly persecuted by a relentless enemy, A-5 * A, bitterly persecuted by a 
relentless enemy, A-5, sees no possible escape from the coil; then, suddenly, A-5 
is killed in an accident ** (1344-* ch A-2 to A-5) (1132) 

(b) (579a) (976) (1427b) (1133) 

A, an agnostic, is caught in a terrific storm * A, an agnostic, is persuaded into a 
belief in God by B when, together, they escape a terrible danger through prayer ** 
a375) (1128a-*) (922a) 

885 

(a) (666) (837) (879 ch A to B & A-4 to A) 

B, while carrying out an enterprise, is rescued from imminent danger by A * A, 
unable to rescue himself from danger incurred in saving B, is in turn rescued by B ** 
(31) (191) 

(b) (144) (146) (306) (483b) (737b) 

B is a prisoner in one of the upper floors of a tall building * B, a prisoner in a room 
on one of the upper floors of a tall building, saves herself by making use of the fire 
escape ** (31) (870a, b) 

886 

(676 ch F-B to M-B) (739) (74,1 ch F-B to M-B) (908) (996; 1105) 
B's mother, M-B, is in straitened circumstances and estranged from B * B's mother, 
M-B, inherits a large sum of money unexpectedly, and becomes reconciled with B, 
from whom she was estranged ** (785) (1067) (1246) 

(20) Becoming Involved with Conditions in which 
Misfortune is Indicated 

887 

(a) (677 ch B to A; 1309a ch B to A & A to A-3) (677 ch B to A; 568c) 
A, held on a murder charge, wins freedom by an unusual plea 9f his attorney, A-7 * 
A, held on a murder charge, is released from custody when his lawyer, A-7, proves 
that A, "drunk with sleep," had believed his victim, A-3, was trying to kill him ** 
(870a ch B to A) (695a) 



119 

Enle- prise 887b-896 



(b) (682; 880b) (937) 

A, once a cultured man but now a barbarian, is rescued from an unfortunate situa- 
tion by his old friend, A-2 * A., a barbarian, is compelled to deal with a civilization 
which he once knew but now has forgotten ** (1093) (1132) (1291b; 1195) 
(1291b) (1345) 

888 

(1418a; 1427a) (1*36; 1427a) (1441a; 1427a) (1426b-*) 

A undergoes a strange experience among people hypnotically deluded * A, under- 
going a strange experience among people weirdly deluded, discovers the secret 
of the delusion written in a notebook belonging to A-8, one of the victims who had 
died. By means of information obtained from the notebook, A succeeds in res- 
cuing the other victims of the delusion ** (1366) (1368; 1061) 

889 

(115) (591) (633) (681a) (708) (1082b) 

A, recovering his reason after it has long been obscured, relates a strange story of 
his experiences, a story which his friends find it difficult to believe (888) (1411) 
(1418a; 1422a) 

890 

(87; 1100) (470) (1154a) (1172) 

B, engaged in carrying out a secret enterprise, finds herself in danger and calls 
upon a stranger, A-4, for aid (1025) (1417) 

891 

(32; 35 ch A to A-3) (765) B's escort to a dance, A-3. gets into a fight with an- 
other man, A * B saves A from a knife in the hands of his enemy, A-3 ** (31 tr A 
& B) (94a) 



892 

(220) (218a) (340) (946) B dies of pneumonia brought on by exposure while 
rescuing B-3 from an accident (53) (405 tr B & B-3) 

893 

(27) (124) (227) (514) .(594c) (665) (800 ch SN to CH) B performs an 
act of great heroism in rescuing a child, CH, from death, but sacrifises her own life 
in making the rescue 

(25) Seeking to Save a Person who is Accused of Transgression 

894 

(613) (926) (939) 

A, robbed by A-5 and wishing to save him from the law, declares to A-6, the officer 
who has arrested A-5, that he gave A-5 the stolen property in his possession (9I8a 
ch A to A-5) (918b ch A to A-5) (923 ch A to A-5 & A-5 to A-8) 

895 

(568d ch A-3 to A & A to A-5) (667) (1070) 

B implores A-I', the governor of the state, for a pardon for A, a condemned prisoner * 

B knows that A is innocent of the crime for which he was convicted ** (108) 

896 

(467 ch A-8 to SN) (623 ch A to SN) 

B learns that her son, SN, is suspected of having committed a crime * B knows 
that her son, SN, is innocent of the crime of which he is accused, and she knows 
who is guilty, but this knowledge makes the task of protecting SM dangerous 
and difficult ** (516 ch CH to SN) (725 ch A to B & A-5 to A) (1291a) 



120 

897-907 Enterprise 



(21) Falling into Misfortune through Mistaken Judgment 

897 

(618) (954) (1094) 

A's popularity becomes so annoying that he seeks what he conceives to be ideal 
seclusion (865; 664) (689) (690) to escape from it * A, seeking seclusion because 
his popularity annoys him, becomes hungry for the old applause and suffers re- 
morse because of his flight from it ** (682) (900) 

898 

(106-*) (492a) 

Ais a selfish person, constantly looking out for "Number One" * A, selfish and 
miseily, finds that his methods are mistaken and that he is making no progress 
towards happiness** (106*-**) (307) (372) (597) (632) (661) (698) (918b) 

899 

(99) (902) 

A is wealthy and avaricious, and happy only when adding to his riches * A, wealthy 

and avaricious, loses all by grasping for trifling gains ** (322b) (377b) (747) 

900 

(1330) (1350) 

A's imagination leads his mind astray, and in seeking emancipation from fancied 
misfortunes he is plunged into real misfortunes * A, given all he thought necessary 
for his happiness, finds there is still something lacking — something in himself ** 
(150) (634) (1348a) 

901 
(687; 244) (878a) (937) 

A is a white man who seeks to make his white civilization a pattern for half-savage 
peoples * A "goes native" and marries a native woman, B ** (682) (922b) 

902 

(675) (718b) (913) (991) (1079) (1124) (1148) (1150) 

A has a passion for a certain pastime: [1] card games. [2] billiards, [3] tennis, [4] bowl- 
ling, and he becomes so absorbed in his trifling game that big events, demanding 
his immediate attention, are neglected with disastrous results (620) (629) (753) 
(957b) 

903 
(850a) (1143b) 

A is a conscientious artist, whose ideal is Truth * A, hired by B to paint her portrait, 
puts so much character and so little beauty into his work that B is deeply oflTended ** 
(1143b; 1386b; 1408) (1386b) 

904 
(197) (244) 

A, a morally superior person thrown into a savage environment, is conquered by 
moral inferiority in the person of B, a native girl (347a) (901) 

905 

(656;927) (768) 

A's pride will not allow him to discontinue benefactions for which his family has 
long been noted, although his poverty forces him to many shifts of simulation, 
demands pinching sacrifises, and taxes his ingenuity (628) (1213) 

906 

(157 ch A-3 to A-2) (836) (838) A discovers that his friend. A-2, is a defaulter * 
A-2 has important responsibilities, which A has not, and A flees, thus making it 
appear that he is the defaulter ** (80a ch A-3 to A-2) (603b. c, d) (807) (841) 

907 

(918a) (922a) 

A, unable to find the noble ideal for which he has long and vainly searched, dies * 
A, after searching in vain for a noble ideal, dies unaware of the fact that he him- 
self, because of his earnest search, has come to exemplify the ideal ** (943a) (944) 



121 

Enterprise 908-917 



908 

(65-*) (372) (585b) 

B is a selfish, hard-hearted, worldly-minded woman who seeks to live for herself 

alone. She wonders why she is not happy and contented (65*-**) (310) (505) 

909 

(649) _ (628 ch A to BR-B) (977a, b) 

B indirectly causes the death of her brother, BR-B, by opposing a discreditable 
enterprise he was attempting to carry out * B dies a broken-hearted victim of her 
own high ideals ** 

(31) Living a Lonely, Cheerless Life and Seeking Companionship 

910 

(736 ch B to D-A) (1105 ch B to D-A) 

A seeks happiness in being the pal of his daughter, D-A, and in making her happy * 
A is ultra old-fashioned, and his daughter, D-A, is ultra modern ** (1067 ch B to 
D-A) (1151 ch B to D-A) 

911 
(698) (914) (914; 918a) 

A seeks happiness in his love for a child, CH, but for certain reasons finds it dif- 
ficult to realize his desire (912a) (8-l2a, b) (922a; 923) 



912 

(a) (695a). (695b) 

A's consuming desire is for friendship, for some one with whom he may associate 
and converse; bi:t he is old and ugly, and no one pays him any attention (735 tr 
A & A-8) (762) (911) (1059) 

(b) (131P (1314) 

A becomes reconciled with an enemy, A-3, when A-3 renders him a service (815a 
ch A to A-3 & A-4 to A) (829 ch A-3 to A-8 & B to A-3) 

913 

(379) (457 ch A to A-2) 

A, suffering misfortune, seeks happiness in the companionship of A-2 and in playing 

golf (157 ch A-3 to A-2) (603b, c, d) (807) (820) (981) (1007) (1035) 

914 

(817 ch B to CH) (911) 

A is a gambler pursuing his blackleg vocation * A handicaps himself by taking 

charge of an abandoned baby, CH ** (847) (963) (1087) 

915 

(623) (1186) (1282) A flees to a foreign country to escape ttic consequences 
of a transgression * A, a fugitive in a foreign land, becomes so homesick for his 
own country that he has to return ** (237) (635) (635; 708) (864) (1199) (1209a) 



(60) (816b) B, her lot cast in a lonely place, craves excitement as a condition 
necessary to happiness (88) (143) (414) (694) (765) (844a) 

(32) Seeking to Conceal Identity Because of a Lofty Idealism 

917 

(512) (952) (971) 

A mysteriously disappears from his own community; and. when he reappears 
among strangers, he bears a fictitious name * A, seeking to forward an enterprise 
which those who know him might consider absurd or unworthy, changes his name 
and goes secretly to a place where he is unknown ** (259-3) (967) 



122 

918-923 Enterprise 



918 

(a) (80a) (150) (312-1) (602) 

A seeks to rebuild his life wasted in dissipation, along the lines of exemplary ideals * 
A, in carrying out a worthv enterprise, changes his name and goes to a place where 
he is unknown ** (683) "(708) (864) 

(b) (718b) (898) 

A undergoes a tragic experience which results in a beneficial character change 
(639) (686) (751) (767 ch B to A) (819) (894 ch A to A-8 & A-5 to A) 

919 

(a) (940) (949a) (960) (1082a) 

A, a soldier, disappears from the ranks * A, .a soldier, disappears from the ranks 
and dies secretly and heroically for an ideal of duty; but he is reported "a deserter 
under fire" ** (919c) (928b ch A to F-A & SN to A) 

(b) (930 ch B to D-A & F-B to A) (734) (967) 

A, a soldier, is a deserter under fire but falsely reported "missing in action" * A, 
after long years of wandering as an outcast, returns as an Unknown to his own 
home ** (548a) (550) (684 ch F-B to A) (797) 

(c) (615) (1061) 

A, a soldier, is reported "a deserter under fire" * A, a soldier facing a large force 
of the enemy, fights against overwhelming odds until he is killed ** (930 ch F-B to 
A & eliminate "whom she mistakenly thinks is dead") (928b ch A to F-A & SN 
to A) (958) (963) 

920 

A, humble and supporting himself by menial tasks (718a) (748) (749-*), loses 
a work of art (709 tr A & A-2) (711b ch A to A-2) about which there are no marks 
of identification. The work of art, X, is found and pronounced by connoisseurs 
to be the production of a master. In the public prints the unknown artist is in- 
vited to come forward and receive the honors and wealth to which his genius en- 
titles him. But A's ideal is "art for art's sake," and he will not be tempted (1275) 
(931 ch B to A & M-B to F-A) 

921 

(279-*) (435a) 

B realizes that her happiness and her duty lie in rehabilitating her character; in 

establishing, under an assumed name, an exemplary character and thus to make 

amends for a grievous wrong committed under her real name (279*-**) (743b) 

(665) 

(35) Becoming Involved in a Complication that Challenges 
the Value of Cherished Ideals 



(a) (578a) (819) (894 tr A & A-5) (918b) A has low ideals, but changes 
them abruptly for high ideals * A searches everywhere for a Good Man, whom he 
envisons and personifies, but who evades him ** (963) (964a) 

(b) (158) (606) 

A has high ideals but, on suffering misfortune, he changes his high ideals for low 
ideals * A becomes a "bum," an outcast and a wanderer ** (259-2) (263) 

923 

(224) (578a) 

A, a crook, is trying to "go straight" * A, a crook trying to "go straight," is com- 
pelled by A-5. the leader of his old gang, to take part in a criminal enterprise *♦ 
(894) (998 ch A to A-5 & A-4 to A) 



123 

Enterprise 92^4-933 



924 

(a) (700) (1062) 

A, wealthy, desires with all his heart to live as a poor man * A, wealthy and desir- 
ing to live as a poor man, finds that his wealth makes it impossible ** (431) (929) 

(b) (898) (899) 

A, wealthy, seeks to lead a life of idleness and luxurious leisure * A is wealthy, and 
his ideal life is a life of leisure — but he meets with an experience that challenges 
his ideal ** (322b) (751) 

925 

(139; 245 ch A to A-2 & A-3 to A) (433b ch A to A-2 & A-3 to A; 411b ch A to 
A-2. A-3 to A) ^^ 

A is a "man of the world," relentlessly looking out for "Number One" and having 
little regard for others * A grievously wrongs his friend. A-2, and is taught a bene- 
ficial lesson when A-2 freely forgives him ** (922a) (963) 

926 

(954) (970) 

A's lofty aim is to be a benefactor of mankind * A, trying to realize his ideal of 
being a benefactor of mankind, meets with a disturbing experience ** (188b) (613) 
(791) (804) 

927 
(926) (928a) 

A seeks to throw open his home to friends and strangers alike, and be generously 
hospitable, but certain unpleasant conditions make it difficult (613) (905) 

928 

(a). (764-*) (769) (772-*) (773-*) , (805) 

A, in a spirit of altruism, befriends all in need * A is never too busy to give aid to 
others and, because of it, he has an unpleasant experience ** (764*-**) (772*-**) 
(773*.**) (807) 

(b) (800 ch B to A) 

A is proud of his son, SN * A's son, SN, dies a shameful, inglorious death, bringing 

dishonor and sorrow to A ** (568c ch A to A-8 & A-3 to SN) (821) (919a) 

929 

(431: 488a) (924a) 

A, believing poverty the key to happiness, changes his ideals when he finds himself 

wealthy, and happy as he had never been in the days of his poverty 

930 

(919b-* ch A to F-B) (1142b ch A to F-B) 

B builds a monument to her father, F-B, whom she mistakenly thinks is dead, and 
whose memory is to her a source of pride and honor (684) (797 ch A to F-B & 
D-A to B) 

931 

(65-*) (83) (143) (766) (1105) (1106). B is happy in her mistaken ideals * 
B is compelled to challenge the value of her ideals when she sees her mother, M-B, 
pursuing them ** (1246) 

(50) Being Impelled by an Unusual Motive to Engage 
in Crafty Enterprise 

(1111a) (1074) 

A is a writer who plans to work up a pet idea into a story * A, a writer, before he 
begins work on a story, wishes to make sure that the tale he has in mind will be 
interesting to the general public. He plans to settle the question by secret en- 
ferprise ** (598) (835) (1460) 

(104) (189) 

B decides that there is more to be gained by suffering defeat in an enterprise than 

by being successful (356) (931) 



124 

93 ^-9M Enterprise 



(17) Bearing Patiently with Misfortunes and Seeking to 
Attain Cherished Aims Honorably 

934 

(181b-*) (425-*) 

A, father of SN, renounces happiness in order to uphold a lofty conception of duty 
and save SN from disgrace (881) (181b*-**) (425*-***) (330b ch F-A to A 
& A to SN) 

935 
(718b) (948 ch B to A) 

A, penniless, exchanges ten years of servitude for a college education (595) (756) 
(918b) 

936 
(512) (513) (1006b) (1073) 

A's cherished ideal is the sea, and far-flung adventures * A cannot realize his cher- 
ished ideal because he is compelled to work at a desk job in order to support him- 
self and his dependents ** (991) (1148a) 

937 

(687) (689) (690) 

A is a morally superior person * A, a morally superior person, is cast away in a 
vicious, isolated, primitive environment where moral inferiority assails his high 
idealism on every side ** (197) (244) (682) (901) (973) 

938 

(941) (1122) 

A is a clever craftsman who struggles to earn a living while upholding his ideals * 

A, if he chooses, could win vast wealth by sacrificing his high principles ** (943a) 

(944) 

939 
(485) (922a) (926) 

A seeks good in evil by culling lessons in good out of his association with trans- 
gressors — inspiration for contentment out of his misfortunes (907) (772) (1167) 

940 

(939) (900-*) 

A is a man of wealth and influence who feels that the gold of his true worth isob- 
scured by the dross of his riches * A enlists as a private in the army when he might 
easily have secured an officer's commission ** (918b) (919a, c) 

941 

(171) (748) 

A seeks, through idealism, to be content with life in spite of a grinding poverty 

that makes life wretched (942) (943a) (922b) 

942 

(903) (941) 

A has fallen upon evil days and luck goes against him in every way * A clings to 

his lofty ideals through all his vicissitudes of fortune ** (601) (632) (944) 

943 

(a) (700) (715b) (729) 

A starves to death in holding fast to a lofty conception of duty * A starves to death 
rather than amass wealth by shattering his ideals ** 

(b) (824) (987) (1014) (1022) 

A, a prisoner, dies holding fast to a lofty conception of duty rather than win free- 
dom by shattering his ideals of loyalty (80b) (136) 

944 

(171) (549) (715b) (729) (938) (942) 

A is a gentleman of the "old school," who comes through life enduring with patient 
fortitude every manner of misfortune; and then, at last, poverty stricken and 
pronounced a failure according to all the material standards of the world, he still 
clings to his high ideals and counts his vicissitudes, which could not overcome 
his ideals, as blessings in disguise (907) 



125 

Enterprise 9^i5-95^ 



945 

(121) (244) (179-*) (162b-*) (665) 

B, as the world regarded her, was a moral transgressor; but, in her own estimation, 
she was seeking the best and noblest in life * B, considered a moral transgressor, 
through her magnetic personality and the sincerity of her convictions, disarmed 
criticism in life and was praised by all after she died ** (211) 

946 

(162b) (211) (279) (403) (557a) 

B, a transgressor, tries to live down her unfortunate past by exemplary conduct 

(665) (669) (892) 

947 

(96) (745) (647) (976) 

B seeks to remain a good woman in spite of a vicious, morally inferior environ- 
ment (242) (645) 

948 

(947) (978) 

B's parents, M-B and F-B, are "just poor white trash," but lowly B struggles 
for an education that will lift her out of her squalid environment (745) (935 ch 
A to B) (993) 

(34) Embarking Upon an Enterprise of Insurrection in 
the Hope of Ameliorating Certain Evil Conditions 

949 

a) (395) (420-*) (915) 
A's capricious fancy, groping toward happiness, leads him to depart from the 
strict line of duty (148) (155) (420) (628) 

(b) (246b-*) (322b) 

A is a police magistrate with lofty humanitarian ideals * A, a police magistrate 
whowishes to know more of the private lives of those who are brought before him 
for judgment, disguises himself as a "bum" and plunges into the underworld ** 
(833) (834) (838) (876a) (1209b) 

950 
(1082b) (1090) (1111b) (1131) 

A's half-knowledge of the world constitutes his handicap * A believes he can be 
happier and more successful as a lawyer than as a doctor, as a general than as a 
private, as his own "boss" than by working for somebody else ** A feels that he 
can do more good outside the priesthood than as a priest *** (900) (1091) (1098) 
(1104) 

951 
(68) (255) (703) (1304) (1306) 

A's happiness lies in freeing himself of a torturing conscience * A will suflfer ruin 
and disgrace if he carries out his plan to free himself of a torturing conscience ** 
(1295) (1461a) 

952 
(465) (601; 1277b) (606; 1277b) 

A's ambition, one that is necessary to his happiness, is to fall out of the world that 
knows him * A leaves his coat on a cliff at the seaside, drops his hat in a stunted 
tree below the brink, and vanishes from the scenes that know him ** (440) (864) 

953 

(74a-*) (604) (651) 

A, for reasons of his own, craves peace and quiet * A, desiring peace and quiet, 
finds his ideal retreat in a vacant house, and there he secretly takes up his quarters** 
(664) (719a) (1409) (1423) (1225) 

954 

(106-*) (539a) (863a) 

A, through erring imagination, becomes discontented with his life and surroundings ♦ 

A, discontented, in a spirit of revolt seeks to achieve contentment ** (106*-**) 

(391) 



126 

955-962 Enterprise 



955 

(1298) (1300) 

A, a highwayman, is robbing the mails * A, a highwayman, opening a letter that 
falls into his hands, secures information (738) (742) (743a) that sends him away 
on an altruistic undertaking — all by the way of proving that there "is good in 
the worst of us" ** (817) (869) 

(20) Becoming Involved with Conditions in which 
Misfortune is Indicated 

956 

(279) (669 ch A-5 to A-8) (557a) (377a ch A to A-8) 

B volunteers to nurse a sick person, A-8, when no one else will undertake the work * 
A-8 is ill of a disease that is contagious and deadly ** B, nursing A-8, contracts a 
contagious disease and dies *** 

957 

(a) (898-*) (899-*) A becomes so wealthy and powerful that, in the over- 
weening pride of his mistaken ideals he voices the query: "Is there any god greater 
than I?" (517) (565) (661) 

(b) (902) A is a general in the army * A. a general in the arrny, is engaged in 
an unimportant enterprise, and he is so absorbed in it that he gives no attention 
to the attacking enemy. A's troops are defeated ** (919b, c) 

(c) (692 ch A to A-4) (719b ch A to A-4) 

A is captain of a steamship, racing across the Atlantic in an attempt to cut down 
the time of the passage * A refuses to delay his important enterprise long enough 
to rescue A-4, a person in distress and facing death ** (632 tr A & A-4) 

(33) Resisting Secretly and from an Honorable Motive 
a Mandate Considered Discreditable 

958 

(748) (918a) 

A takes issue with the accepted belief that poverty is the source of discontent, 
and conceives it to be the true source of happiness * A struggles against difficulties 
in seeking to avoid wealth ** (127b) (311) (326-3) (700) (905) 

959 

(861). (954) (1088) 

A, with negro blood in his veins, aspires to all the opportunities of the white race 
(255) (271) (579b tr B & A) (919c) 

960 

(a) (922a-*) (928b ch A to F-A & SN to A) 

A is a soldier, eager to fight but who is comrnanded to retreat before a superior 
force of the enemy * A receives orders from his superiors which he considers dis- 
creditable ** (919b) (919c; 928b ch A to F-A & SN to A) 

(b) (902) 

A is a general in the army * A, a general, when the enemy attack, is engaged in an 
unimportant enterprise, and he is so absorbed in it that he will not give it up. 
A's troops are defeated ** (705) (919b, c) 

961 

(606) (1079) 

A's pride rebels against the loss of his ancestral acres through poverty (628) (656) 

962 

(740) (946) 

B, who finds her happiness in a beautiful garden, learns that the garden is about 
to be destroyed (737a) (975) (848b; 1445) 



127 

Enterprise 963-97 1 



(36) Undergoing an Experience that Results in 
a Remarkable Character Change 

963 

(322b) (715a) (763) (862) (914) (922a) 

A discards low ideals for high ideals * A, discarding low ideals for high ideals, 
struggles in vain to realize his high ideals; but, although baffled in realizing his 
cherished ambition, he effects a beneficial change in his character ** (188b) (563c) 

964 

(a) (839 tr A & A-2) (888) (898) (1418b-*) 

A, becoming aware of an old prophecy, unconsciously seeks to become like the 
exalted protagonist of the prophecy (963) (1418b*-**) 

(b) (540) (797) (1209a) 

A, a transgressor, returns to his home as an Unknown after a long absence, and 
meets his daughter, D-A * A, a transgressor, learning that his daughter, D-A, 
thinks he is dead, and that his character was high and noble, does not reveal his 
identity but leaves D-A happy in her mistaken ideals ** (963) (964a) 

(37) Seeking Against Difficulties to Realize a Cherished Ideal 

965 

(1060) (1088) (1091) 

A's one desire is to achieve a high honor, an honor that is unmerited, and to enjoy 

that honor is a condition necessary to happiness (749) (863b) (1101) (1103) 

966 

(539a) (965) (1150) 

A has set his heart on accomplishing something beyond his powers, and his hap- 
piness depends upon his success * As [1] writing a great poem, i2] becoming famous 
as a composer of music, [3] demonstrating the power of science to set aside the 
laws of heredity, [4] painting a great picture or [5J performing an act of great dar- 
ing (1058) (1065) (1075a) 

967 

(770a) (917) (919b) (864) (797) (763) (918a) 

A has been mysteriously absent from his home foi long years * A, for many years 
mysteriously absent from his home, seeks a happy renewal of old ties by returning 
suddenly and unheralded to his native place ** (869) (923) (1199) 

968 

(926) (939) 

A is a young man of lofty ideals * A, a young man of lofty ideals, craves all sorts 
of experiences in order that he may find the best and noblest in life ** (773) (786) 
(937) (74a, b) (188b) 

969 

(620; 962 ch B to A) (620; 974 ch B to A) 

A, a city toiler, cherishes a dear desire for the open fields and the song of the lark 

(608) (625) (683) 

970 
(922a-*) (926) (927) (928a) 

A befriends any strangers who miay be in need of assistance, often neglecting his 
own family in carrying out his generous enterprises (848a) (613) (612) (707 
tr A «& A-4) (772) 

971 
(322b) (577) (681a) (863a) (969) 

A believes solitude the greatest of human blessings * A, believing solitude to be 
the greatest of human blessings, encounters difficulties in his search for it ** (664) 
(683) .(686) (690) 



128 

972-978 Enterprise 



972 

(922b; 820) (922b; 859 ch A to A-2) (922b; 824 ch B to A-2) 
A is a worthless ne'er-do-well, while his friend, A-2, is a man of worth in the world * 
A resolves, at any cost to himself, to save his friend, A-2, from threatening mis- 
fortune ** (823) (833) (836) 

973 
(650) (687) (689) (937) 

A, a white man battling against the superstitious frenzy of a half-savage tribe 
stricken with the plague, upholds the highest ideals of the white man's civilization 
(888) (796) 

974 
(969 ch A to B) (921) 

B, reared in the slums of a large city and seeking her ideal of happiness in the woods 
and open fields, comes finally to live in a drab, cheerless countryside (31) (31; 
763) (563c) (848b) (916) 

975 
(741) (743b) (873) 

B is in failing health and her days numbered * B, in failing health and her days 
numbered, feels that she cannot die happy until she sees again her native place, 
and re-visits the well-remembered haunts of her childhood ** (893) (945) 

976 

(145) (268) (325) (372) (565) 

B believes that the practice of the religious virtues is the crying need of the world, 
and seeks by her own life to exemplify her convictions (242) (737b) (796 ch A 
to B «& A-3 to B-3) 

977 

(a) (992 ch F-B to M-B) 

B is determined to protect the honor of her family, but she can do so only by fol- 
lowing the path of relentless duty (668) (649) (993) 

(b) (977a) (976) 

B's brother, BR-B, has committed a crime * B, apprised of a crime committed by 
her brother, BR-B, informs the police and has BR-B arrested ** (730 ch A to BR-B) 
(909) 

978 
(668) (670) (948) 

B's mother, M-B, cherishes the fixed desire to give B a good education * B and 
her mother, M-B, are penniless, and B has to work to support the two of them ** 
(647) (659) (935 ch A to B) 



129 

Obligation PLOTTO Enterprise 979-987 

(21) Falling Into Misfortune Through Mistaken Judgment 

979 

(747; 606) (769) (898) 

A has innocently caused a number of people to invest money in a worthless enter- 
prise * A, having innocently caused a number of people to lose money in an enter- 
prise, feels that he cannot rest content until, by his own efforts, he recovers the 
money for the losers and restores it ** (610) (635) (1148b) 

980 

(1382a ch A t o A-4; 985) (718b) 

A, by undertaking an obligation finds himself threatened by misfortune * A, by 
concealment and stratagem, transfers a dangerous obligation to A-8, a stranger ** 
(608 ch A to A-8) (683 ch A to A-8) (709 ch A to A-8 & A-2 to A) (1161 ch 
A to A-8) 

981 
(830 tr A & A-2) (865) 

A, in return for a service A-2 has rendered him, agrees to grant any favor A-2 may 
ask that is within his power (601) (836) (838) 

982 

(a) (611ach Ato NW) (999 tr A & A-2) 

A agrees to take in hand and control an incorrigible youth, NW, who has proved 
too hard a problem for his uncle and guardian, A's friend, A-2 (658) (701 ch 
A-2 to NW) (812b ch A to NW & F-B to A) 

(b) (193-*) (926) 

A, a bachelor, undertakes to care for CH, the child of his married sister, SR-A, 
while SR-A is away on a vacation (609) (193*-**) (639 ch A to CH) 

983 

(433b ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) (1251-*) 

A, in order to get A-8 into his power, craftily manoeuvers him heavily into debt * 
A hopes to secure A-8's help in an undertaking by offering to free him from debt ** 
(313 ch F-B to A-8, A to A-2 & A-3 to A) (380 ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) (1251*-**) 

984 

(1001b-*) 

A, after B dies, carries out honorably the distasteful obligation to travel (1001b*-**) 

(1019) (1044a) (1001b-*; 1041 ch A to U) 

985 

(793b-* ch A-2 to A-4) (805) (809 ch A-5 to A-4) 

A is threatened with misfortune because of a mysterious parcel (1382b-* ch A to 
A-4), which he has obligingly taken from A-4, a stranger, and promised to deliver 
(608) (1438b) (793*-**) 

986 

(16a) (1258) (1293a) (1293b) (1309b) (403 ch A to A-8; 468 ch A to A-8) 
A, a detective, returns B, a criminal, to the scene of her crime for trial and punish- 
ment * B, a criminal who has undergone a character change and become an honest 
woman, is given her liberty by the jury before whom she is tried ** (363a) (359) 

(38) Committing a Grievous Mistake and Seeking in Secret 
to Live Down Its Evil Results 

987 

(1319a) (1214) A, influenced by a compelling idea of responsibility, finds it 
necessary to protect his friend, A-2, from a secret danger * A is indirectly the cause 
of danger to his friend, A-2 — danger of which A-2 is ignorant and of which A can- 
not tell him ** (867) (1227a) 



130 

988-997 a Enterprise PLOTTO Obligation 

988 

(1023) (1027) 

A's friend, A-2, was the father of B; and, when A-2 died, A promised him he would 

care for B as though she were his own child * A is disloyal to B, his ward ** (1211) 

(1285b) 

(39) Forsaking Cherished Ambitions to 
Carry Out an Obligation 

989 

(697a) (990) (991) (996 ch B to A & M-B to M-A) 

A's promise to his mother, M-A, prevents him from undertaking a cherished en- 
terprise (936) (1097a) • 

990 
(258) (697a) 

A's family all worked in order that he might be helped to a technical education * 
A conceives it to be his duty to work at a callmg he dislikes so that he may repay 
his family for their sacrifices ** (991) (1130) (1434) 

991 

(513) (990) 

A, unable to realize a cherished ambition because of family obligations, comes 
as near realizing the ambition as he can * A seeks theoretical adventure, "arm- 
chair" adventure — the thrill of high emprise caught second-hand from travel 
books ** (1433b; 719b; 878b; 650; 714; 197; 957a) (1433b; 1082b; 24a; 181c; 
1363) (433b; 109) 

992 
(268-*) (976) 

B makes a great personal sacrifise in order to carry out a filial obligation to live 
with her father. F-B, and make a home for him (368a) (641) (993) 

993 

(601 ch A to F-B; 705 ch A to F-B) (606 ch A to F-B; 705 ch A to F-B) 
B's father, F-B, dies heavily involved in debt * B, the only child of her father, 
F-B, considers herself in honor bound to pay the debts of the deceased F-B, and 
undertakes a strange enterprise in order to carry out the obligation ** (88) (1032) 

994 

(574b ch A to SN & B to B-8 & _M-A to B) (1009a) 

B, a widow, finds her happiness in being independent * B, a widow, is compelled 
by family obligations to live with a married son, SN ** (543 ch B to B-8, A to SN 
& M-A to B) (800) (1067) 

995 

(747 ch A to F-B; 705 ch A to F-B) (770a ch A to F-B; 634 ch A to F-B) 
B labors for years at a lonely task * B labors for years at a lonely task in order to 
clear the name of her father, F-B, from dishonor ** (828 ch A to B, B to F-B & 
B-5 to A-5) (993) 

996 
(285 ch F-B to M-B) (948) 

B's mother, M-B, denies herself the necessities of life in fulfilling her duty to edu- 
cate B (659) (670) (785^ (1151 ch B to M-B & D-B to B) 

(20) Becoming Involved with Conditions in Which 
Misfortune is Indicated 

997 

(a) (830 tr A & A-2) (865) A, on his sacred honor, has promised his friend, A-2, 
that he will do whatever A-2 shall require of him (139) (820) (846) (906) 
(1003) (1007) 



131 

Enterprise 997b-f005 



(b) (925-* ch A to U) (926) (958) (700) 

A has $500,000. A rich relative, U, bequeaths a million dollars to A, provided 
he shall spend his half-million within a year* A, with a half million dollars must 
be "broke" within a year, and he must not give away any money nor spend a cent 
foolishly ** (431) (865) 

998 

(613 ch A-5 to A-4) (1277a ch A to A-4) 

A secretly discovers a delinquency A-4 wishes to conceal * A, secretly informed 
regarding a transgression A-4 wishes to conceal, threatens to inform the authorities 
unless A-4 does something A w^ants him to do ** (923 ch A to A-4 & A-5 to A) 
(1232 ch A to A-4 & A-3 to A) (1267a ch A to A-4) 

999 

(611achAtoNW) (1024 ch A to NW) 

A's nephew and ward, NW, is wild and reckless and A is unable to manage him * 
A passes his unmanageable nephew and ward, NW, along to a friend in the West, 
A-2, who declares that he will either kill NW or tame him ** (793a tr A & A-2) (982a 
tr A & A-2) 

(41) Finding an Obligation at Variance with Ambition, 
Inclination or Necessity 

1000 

(905) (925-*) . , . 

A is the scion of a proud old line whose greatest pride has been to keep its estates 
intact * A, in desperate need, ignores a family obligation ** C1260a tr A & A-8) 
(1291c) 

1001 

ya, vl27a) (1123) (1127) 

A finds it necessary to carry out a certain distasteful enterprise if he would attain 

wealth (1201) (1290b) 

(b) (117 ch F-A to U) (1432 ch A to U & NW to A) 

A is to inherit a fortune from his uncle, U, on condition that he shall never leave 
his native land * B, an enemy of U who has left a fortune to A on condition that 
he shall never travel abroad, wins a promise from A that he will travel abroad 
after she dies ** (984) (116 ch B to B-8) 

1002 
('.06-*) (988-*) 

A is a woman-hater * A, against his wish and inclination, becomes the guardian 
of a beautiful young woman, B ** (140) (106*-**) (988*-**) 

1003 

(818a-**) (983 tr A & A-8) (997a) 

A is under an obligation to commit a crime * A, under an obligation to commit 

a crin'ie, is not a criminal at heart and cannot meet the obligation ** (818a**-***) 

(1014) 

1004 

(249) (263) (1194-*) (1248) 

A, a doctgr who is also a crook, is returning at night from a successful burglary 
job, when he is hastily summoned to attend a very sick person, A-8 (1194*-**) 
(1196) (1221) 

1005 

(913 ch A-2 to BR-A) (137a ch A-3 to BR-A) (1021b ch A-2 to BR-A) 
A and BR-A are twin brothers with the same likes and dislikes * A and BR-A, 
brothers, carry out honorably the distasteful obligation of living apart ** (157 ch 
A-3 to BR-A) (446a, b ch A-2 to BR-A) 



132 

1006-1013 Enterprise PLOTTO Obligation 



(a) (446b ch A-2 to A-5; 1291a ch A to A-5) (1290b ch A to A-5) 

A, a lawyer, honorably discharges the distasteful duty of defending a criminal, A-5 
(828 '•h B to A & A-5 to A-8) (1311 ch A-3 to A-5) 

(b) (287) (334a) (756) (936) 

A, in order to carry out an obligation, gives up his chosen profession and enters 
another line of work (900) (942) (950) 

1007 

(132) (607) (997a) 

A carries out honorably the heart-breaking obligation of killing his friend, A-2, 

hopelessly ill and tortured with suffering * A-2 begs relief at A's hands as an act 

of mercy** A-2 is the brother of B, who is very dear to A *** (296 ch A-3 to A-2) 

(315) 

1008 

(775) (1212c) (775 ch A to A-9 & A-7 to A) 

A, trusted butler in the household of A-9, is really a crook * A, using his position 
in the household of A-9 as a "cover" to his black designs, loots the jewel box of 
A-9's wife, B, and departs secretly between two days ** (610) (614) (1209a) 

1009 

(a) (908) (574b ch A to SN-B, "son of B", M-A to B & B to B-8) 

B, a widow, wishes to be independent and to have a home of her own; but there 
are certain obligations at war with her desire (384 ch B to B-8 & M-A to B) (933) 
(1009b) 

(b) (531 ch B to B-8 & M-A to B & A to SN) (994) (1009a) 

B, a widow, has given all her money to her son, SN * B, penniless, is compelled 
to live with her son, SN ** (543 ch B to B-8, M-A to B & A to SN) (738) 

1010 

(152b) (666) 

B, ordered by thieves, A-5, A-5, A-5, to open a safe belonging to A, refuses in 

spite of threats against her life (144) (1309a ch A to A-5) 

(40) Embarking Upon an Enterprise in which One 
Obligation is Opposed by Another Obligation 

1011 

(723) (712 ch A to A-5 & A-6 to A) (1013 ch A to A-5 & A-6 to A) 

A, an officer of the law, is under a personal obligation to a criminal, A-5 * A, an 
officer of the law, is compelled by duty to arrest a criminal, A-5, to whom he is 
under an obligation ** (1016a) (1284) 

1012 

(276 ch A to GCH & F-A to A) (288 ch A to GCH and "ancestor" to A) 
A's impecunious grandchild, GCH, buys A a birthday present, X, on credit * X, 
a birthday present, will not he delivered until it is paid for ** A pays for X, a birth- 
day present, which his impecunious grandchild, GCH, is giving him *** (118 ch 
A to GCH & GF-A to A) (628 ch A to GCH & B to A) 

1013 

(722 ch A to A-6 & A-5 to A) 

A, a fugitive in the desert, discovers that the officer who is pursuing him, A-6, is 
sunblind and dying from thirst * A, a fugitive from justice, will be arrested if he 
rescues A-6, the officer who is pursuing him. from misfortune; and if A abandons 
A-6, A-6 will die ** (712) (817 ch B to A-6) 



133 

Obligation PLOTTO Enterprise 10f'i-f02}a 

1014 

(171 ch A-3 to A-5) (959) 

A. a cashier responsible for the funds of the firm employing him, is ordered by A-5 
(1079 ch A to A-5), junior partner of the firm, to give him secretly a large sum of 
the firm's money (730 ch A-3 to A-5) (884a) (1003) 

1013 

(1174 ch A to A-5 & A-2 to A-8) (1175a ch A to A-5) 

A is a United States consul * A lives on an island, and on the same island are two 
other white men, A-2 and A-5, both friends of A's * A-6, an officer of the law, calls 
on A to help him arrest A-5 ** (1175b ch A to A-5) (1174 ch A to A-5;il222a ch 
A to A-6 & A-3 to A-5) (1282 ch A to A-5) 

1016 

(a) (817 ch A to A-5 & B to A; 1011) (1013 ch A to A-5 & A-6 to A; 1011) 
A, a police officer, has captured a criminal, A-5 * A, a police officer, is under an 
obligation of professional duty to arrest A-5, and he is under a counter-obligation 
of a personal nature to help A-5 ** A cuts a Gordian knot by taking poison *** 

(b) (972 tr A & A-2) (1021b) 

A, an army officer, has a friend, A-2, one of the enemy and a spy, brought before 
him for punishment by court-martial * A's friend, A-2, rescues A from a heart- 
breaking situation by killing himself ** 

1017 

(712 ch A to A-5 & A-6 to A) (816a ch A to A-5 & A-4 to A) 

A, an officer of the law, and A-5, his prisoner, are lost in the desert, afoot, with- 
out food and with only a small supply of water — not enough for the two of them * 
A, an officer of the law, is old; and A-5, his prisoner, is young, and there are ex- 
tenuating circumstances in his case (1309b ch B to A-5) (1291b ch A to A-5) 
(747 ch A to A-5) ** A and A-5, officer of the law and prisoner, are lost in the de- 
sert with only a small supply of water between them. They draw lots to see which 
shall take the water and make his escape. A cheats in the drawing so that A-5 
may win. A-5 picks up the water canteen and abandons A to die *** (713 ch A 
to A-5) (91Sb ch A to A-5) 

(42) Falling Into Misfortune While Seeking Honorably 
to Discharge an Obligation 



(606 ch A to F-A; 705 ch A to F-A or 638 ch A to F-A) 

A, the son of F-A, feels it his duty to sell all his property in order to help oay the 

debts of the deceased F-A (268 tr B & A) (943a) (944) 

1019 

(791) (1434) 

A is the recipient of anonymous threats of violence if he tries to carry out an obliga- 
tion * A, threatened anonymously with violence if he carries out an obligation, 
proceeds boldly with what he believes to be his duty ** (1287) (1351) (1414a) 
(1422a) (1424a) (1427a) 

1020 
(70) (445b) (1075a. b) (1125b) 
A, pledged to die if B dies, learns that B has committed suicide (576b) (802b) 

1021 

(a) (769) (836) . (265b-*; 836) 

A, ab a favor to his friend, A-2, promises to undertake a certain enterprise * A 
promises his friend, A-2, to undertake a certain enterprise, and then forgets his 
promise ** (603a tr A & A-2) (807) (744 ch B to A-2) 



134 

1021b-10'22 Enterprise PLOTTO Obligation 

(b) (716) (782 ch A-8 to A-2) 

A and A-2 are as Damon and Pythias, David and Jonathan * A and A-2 have 

their ideal of friendship challenged by an unusual experience ** (1016b) (1021a) 

1022 

(136-*) . (883) 

A's life is saved by his enemy, A-3 * A's life, saved by his enemy, A-3, is mutually 

agreed to be forfeit to A-3 whenever A-3 so desires ** (136*-**) (280a; 136*-**) 



135 

Enterprise i 023-1 033 



(21) Falling Into Misfortune Throu"!! Mistaken Judgment 

1023 

(113) (461) (606) 

A is desperately in need of money * A, desperately in need of money, undertakes 
a rash enterprise and becomes involved in an unpleasant complication ** (637; 
(753) (860) (1290a) (1373) 

1024 
(718b) (1297) 

A is young, and had considerable money, but by a wild life he impoverishes hi-^- 
self and comes to want * For A, beating back to Easy Street has its difficulties *•* 
(628) (1084) (1101) (1144) (1386a) 

1025 

(470) (890) (1033) (1100) (1154a) (1172) 

B is carrying out a secret enterprise and falls into danger * B , carrying out a secret 
enterprise and falling into danger, appeals for aid to a stranger, A-4;but A-4 is 
wary and refuses assistance ** (933) (1309a) (1417) 

(20) Becoming Involved with Conditions in Which 
Misfortune is Indicated 

1026 

(622 ch A to F-A & SN to A) (1024) 

A is an outcast son, sorely in need of money * A seeks to borrow a large sum of 
money from A-8, a money-lender, on his prospects of inheriting the estate of his 
wealthy father, F-A ** (1217b) (1226 ch A to A-8 & A-5 to A) 

1027 

(770a) (1023) 

A, hard-pressed for money, is beguiled by the devil into an unwise proceeding 

(637) (1341) (1354a) (1373) 

1028 
(113) (114) 

A, in needy circumstances, acts as a tailor's dummy for a young millionaire, A-9, 
who dislikes the annoyance of trying on his new clothes * A, for services rendered, 
receives the cast-off clothes of a young millionaire, A-9 ** (1146 ch A to A-9) (1163a 
ch A to A-9 & A-4 to A) (1168 ch A-2 to A-9) 

1029 
(522) (523) (620) (656) (1257) 

A, a man of ability who has fallen upon evil days and is almost bankrupt, meets 
with unpleasant complications in seeking to recoup his fortunes (1217a) (1236) 
(1254) (1256) 

1030 
(608) (623) 

A, innocent, is in the hands of the police on a groundless charge * A, in the hands of 
the police, must be free at once in order to carry out a certain enterprise, and can- 
not wait to prove his innocence ** (73) (130) (174) 

1031 

(926) (1248) A, a doctor, while taking an evening stroll, is summoned hurriedly 
to attend a sick person. He meets with evil experiences (1194) (1447) 



(745) (993) B seeks employment, but her sex is against her * B, in order to 
carry out an enterprise, resorts to a stratagem ** (1207) (1454) 



(532a) (659) (739) B, sorely in need of money, undertakes a rash enterprise 
(368b) (1159) (1293a) 



136 

i03U-10^3 Enterpru 



(21) Falling Into Misfortune Through Mistaken Judgment 

1034 

(957c ch A to A-8) (1107a ch A to A-8) 

A, an inventor, is secretly testing out an invention * A, an inventor secretly test- 
ing out an invention, so delays in mid-ocean a ship carrying a fabulous cargo of 
bullion that fears are entertained for the ship's safety ** (1052b ch A to A-8) (1116 
ch A to A-8) 

1035 
(139) (1021b) (1234 tr A & A-2) 

A, thinking he has a robber to deal with, by mistake shoots his friend, A-2 (794) 
(786 ch A to A-2) 

(20) Becoming Involved with Conditions in Which 
Misfortune is Indicated 

1036 
(702 ch A to A-8) (1187) 

A is a plain man of mediocre abilities * A, of an humble station in life, is mistaken 
for A-4. a celebrity ** (1161) (1173) 

1037 

(1146) (1164 ch A to A-9, A-4 to A-8 & A-8 to A) (1224) 

A is impersonating A-8, when he is confronted by A-8 in person (998 ch A-4 to A-8) 

(1232 ch A-3 to A-8) 

1038 
(1170) (1177) 

A, highly placed, wealthy and influential, has exactly the same name as a character- 
less individual, A-8, who lives in the same community (1146 ch A to A-8) (1448 
ch A to A-8, A-5 to A & A-8 to A-4) 

1039 
(1314) (1316) 

A is seeking the life of A-3, an enemy * A, seeking the life of A-3, follows A-4 with 
murder in his heart; for A-4, by chance, is wearing the hat and coat of A-3 ** (1035 
ch A-2 to A-4) (1311 ch A-3 to A-4) 

1040 
(130) (174) (599 tr A & A-2) 

A is on his way to keep an important engagement * A is injured in an accident and 
taken unconscious to a hospital ** (500a) (681b) (711b) 

1041 

(118 ch A to A-8 & GF-A to A) (825) (389-***) (899) (1433a) 
A, on his way to execute a new will disposing of his estate, meets death in an ac- 
cident (389***-*****) (1432) 

1042 

(a) (619) (1195) 

A carelessly leaves a door unlocked while engaged in a secret enterprise * A, en- 
gaged in a secret enterprise, suffers a chance intrusion and discovery owing to 
his own carelessness ** (879) (1448 tr A & A-5) 

(b) (153) (63 tr A & B) 

A has a jewler, A-9, send to his friend, A-2, a silver whiskey flask, and to B (976) 
an expensive "slave" bracelet * A's presents to A-2 and B are in packages, and the 
packages are transposed by A-9 with unfortunate results ** (321a) (636 ch A-5 
to A-9) 

1043 

(601) _ (606) (652a) A sells a gold mine of little value tentatively to A-8 at a 
bargain, price. A-8 delays turning over the money and getting the deed * A's 
gold mine, seemingly of little value, is turned into a "bonanza" b" a lucky strike ** 
(1255b) (1255b; 1040) (1255b; 1040 ch A to A-8) 



137 

Enterprise 10^^4-1052 



(a) (513) (923) (1167) (1177) (1186) 

A unwittingly takes a suit case belonging to a stranger, A-4, when leaving a train, 
leaving his own suitcase in place of A-4's * A's suit case is in the hands of a stranger, 
A-4. The train is wrecked and A-4 is killed. A, on the evidence of his own suit 
case, is reported a casualty ** (550) (608) (917) 

(b) (370 ch A to A-2) (378 ch A to A-2) 

A unwittingly takes an object, X-1, belonging to his friend, A-2, leaving for A-2 
a similar object, X-2, in place of X-1. Close inspection is necessary to discover 
the difference between X-1 and X-2 (390) (390-**; 594c ch A to A-2) 

1045 

(1444; 1364a) (1444; 1384) 

A, in a half doze, overhears a chance conversation that concerns a transgression; 
but he is in doubt as to whether he overheard a real conversation, or was deceived 
by a dreaming mind (828) (1453) 

1046 

(677 ch B to A) (664 ch A to A-4) (1389b) 

A is strolling through the streets of a large city at dead of night * A is suddenly 
arrested by an object, X, that drops in front of him from the upper window of a 
house ** (1364a ch B to A) (1369) (1394) (1400) (1425) (1435) 

1047 

(666 ch A to A-8) (848a) 

A, a blind man. is groping his way along the street * A, a blind man, answering a 
wild call for help, stumbles into a nest of crooks, A-5, A-5, A-5, who are engaged 
in a criminal enterprise ** (27) (801) (1220b ch A to A-5) (1128) (1253 ch 
A-3 to A-5) 

1048 
(1304) (1296) (1298) 

A, years after he has stolen money from. A-2, by merest chance and unwittingly 
happens to stop for the night with A-2 and his wife, B * B, and her husband, A;2, 
meeting A, by chance discover secretly that A has with him a bag of unset dia- 
monds ** (1279b) (1291b) (1325) (1309a) 

1049 

(675) (747-*) (815-*) 

A, when in doubt regarding his course of action in any enterprise, flips a com to 
let chance decide. This has always been his custom, and it has invariably been 
successful; but there comes a time when the coin proves unreliable (747*-**) 
(815a*-**) (836) (837) (848a) 

1050 
(3a) .(524a) 

A is disagreeably surprised when, by chance, he finds stolen jewels in the possession 
of B (69) (566b) (623 ch A to B) 

(15) Finding a Sustaining Power in Misfortune 

1051 

(245) (364a-*) (697b) (1089) 

A, finding by chance an aged nurse, B-7, learns from her a secret of birth and par- 
entage which means happiness for him (364*-**) (368b) 

1052 

(a) (1369 -h A-4 to A-8) (1371) (1437) 

A, by chance, meets A-8 who. under the influence of liquor, reveals an important 
secret * A learns from A-8 whether a man or his wife died first in an acciaent — a 
secret of tremendous importance ** (845 ch A-2 to A-8) (1451b) 

(b) (692) (719b) (1367b) 

A is abandoned to die in mid-ocean by A-9, captain of a steamship, who refuses 
to delay his vessel to make the rescue * A is rescued from a boat adrift in mid- 
ocean when an accident delays the steamer of which A-9 is captain ** (1034) 
(1116b ch A to A-8) 



138 

1053-1056 Enterprise 



1053 

(622) (755) (1378chAtoSN&FAto A) 

A hears by chance a familiar name, and the name solves a riddle of the past * A, 
hearing by chance a familiar name, finds his long-lost son, SN ** (928b) (1291a 
ch A to SN; 1461c ch A to SN & B to A; 928b) 

1054 

(245) (870a) (1089) (1458) 

A solves a mystery involving his happiness * A solves an important mystery when 

falling plaster reveals the place where some old love letters are concealed ** (448) 

(1451c) 

1055 
(245; 1051) (245; 1054) (801; 828) 

A and B achieve happiness when a questionable story is proved to be false (366) 
(367b) 

1056 

(622; 674; 953) (750; 953*-**) (755) (1378) 

A, hiding in a place where there is no food, steals from the larder of his nearest 
neighbor, A-4 * A-4, missing food from his larder, half believes it was taken by 
a "ghost" **,A, a supposed ghost, is caught in a trap set by A-4; and A-4 proves 
to be A's missing son, SN*** 



139 

Personal Limitations PLOTTO Enterprise W57-1066 

(21) Falling Into Misfortune Through Mistaken Judgment 

1057 

(a) (152a) (937-*) 

A, young and unmarried, assumes temporary charge of an infant, CH, for a woman 
stranger, B-4 * A, volunteering to care for an infant, CH, for a woman stranger, 
B-4, finds himself with CH on his hands when B-4 fails to return ** (249) (914) 
(1229) 

(b) (490b) (1224) 

A borrows an infant, CH, from a married friend, A-2 (594c ch A to A-2) (1057a 
ch A to A-2) in order to carry out an unusual enterprise (1218 ch A to CH & A-2 
to A) (1289c) 

1058 
(982a) (985 ch A-4 to A-2) 

A lightly assumes a task to oblige his friend, A-2 * A, assuming an enterprise to 
oblige his friend, A-2, finds it completely beyond his powers ** (980) ■ (812b ch 
F-B to A & A to A-8) 

1059 
(912a) (177 ch F-B to A-4) 

A, although simple minded and genuine, is awkward in speech and forward and 
uncouth in manner * A, in spite of certain character defects, seeks the friendship 
of A-4, 'but succeeds only in annoying A-4 and so fails of his purpose ** (43 ch 
F-B to A-4) (762 ch A-8 to A-4) 

1060 

(768) (1134-*) (1418-*) 

A, a young man of mediocre abilities, is happy in considering himself a very sup- 
erior person * A attempts audacious enterorises, but his confidence has a way of 
leaving him "flat" before the enterprises are carried through to completion ** (769) 
(1134*-**) (1187) 

1061 
(115) (203) (435) 

A is told by a clairvoyant that he has inherited the trait of cowardice * A's belief 
in the statement that he has inherited the trait of cowardice, makes a coward of 
him ** (584b) (615) (839 tr A & A 2) (842a) (888) (919a) 

1062 

(115) (311) (1063) 

A is so content with what he has that any impulse toward enterprise is throttled 

(839 tr A & A-2) (1444; 1093) 

1063 
(311) (1131) 

A's mistaken ideals are an obstacle to his advancement * A's ideal of labor is to 
do just enough to "get by" and hold his job ** (595) (604) (620) (839 tr A 
& A-2) 

1064 

(787; 1461b) (1291b; 1291a ch A to A-5) 

A makes the mistake of thinking himself a criminal; then he discovers that he is 
not a criminal * A has assumed the furtive manner of a criminal for so long that 
it has become habitual with him and he cannot act like an honest man ** (952) 
(1075a) (1101) (1334a) 

1065 

(114) (235) (595) A, giving ten years of his life to a miserly uncle, U, in ex- 
change for a college education, loses his ambition and enterprise * A's uncle, U, 
has promised A all that he has when he dies, but U dies a bankrupt; and A is thrown 
upon the world with abilities obscured and enterprise strangled ** (814) (839 
tr A & A-2) (1354b) (1374) 

1066 
(610) (707) 

A, an escaped prisoner, finds it impossible to free himself of his handcuffs; and 
when, in desperation, he appeals for help to a stranger, A-4, A-4 notifies a police 
officer, A-6, and A is recaptured (866) (1309 ch B to A & A-3 to A-6; 1142b) 



140 

1067-1075 Enterprise PLOTTO Personal Limitations 

1067 

(384) (872) (908) 

B fails to understand how her fretful disposition makes herself and all around 
her unhappy * B, overhearing a conversation which brings home to her a bitter 
truth regarding her unpleasant disposition, alters her mental attitude and under- 
goes a beneficial character change ** (921) (956) (976) 

1068 

(384) (908) 

B comes to understand the evil of her selfish outlook upon life when one of her 

children, CH, dies (581) (1069 ch D-A to CH) (1240) 

1069 

(378) (466a ch CH to D-B) 

B, over the dead body of her daughter, D-B (557b ch B to D-B) (842 ch CH to 
D-B) (945 ch B to D-B), experiences a psychic revelation that transforms her 
whole character (401) (410) 



(29) Aiding Another to Hide from the World 
a Fateful Secret 

1070 

(371 ch B to B-8) (1163c) 

A, on trial for murder, could establish an alibi and prove his innocence — but only 
by a dishonorable act * A could save his life by revealing a secret that would com- 
promise the good name of B ** (535 ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) (877 tr A & A-2) 
(635) 

(43) Seeking to Overcome Personal Limitations in 
Carrying Out an Enterprise 

1071 

(1072) (1073) (1094) (1095) 

A finds that the duties of his position are so numerous it is physically impossible 

for him to carry them out (863a) (1163a) 

1072 

(926) (963) 

A's high official position makes it impossible for him, in his own person, to ac- 
quire information which he thinks of first importance (949b) (1167) (1170) 
(1184) 

1073 
(512) (991) 

A, a successful business man, has an overwhelming desire to break away from 
commercial affairs and go adventuring in quest of Romance * Only the fear of 
public opinion restrains him (555b) (690) (917) 

1074 

(114) (258) (675) 

A, a writer, discovers that he is losing his grip on his reading public and is be- 
coming unable to write salable material (598) (749) (835) (1103) 

1075 

(a) (850b) (902) - r • ^ 
A, struggling hopelessiy against a character weakness, forms a platonic friend- 
ship for B (838 ch A to B & A-2 to A) (850a, b) (1075b) (364d) 

(b) (857) (862) 

A's admiration for his friend, B. and his desire to please her, inspires him to bring 
out the best in his nature (819) (844a) 



141 

Personal Limitations P LOTTO Enterprise 1076-108(1 

1076 

(837 tr A & B) (818b) 

A, supposed to be a hoodlum, is transformed into a gentleman in an astonishingly- 
short period of time * A, transformed almost over night from a hoodlum into a 
cultured gentleman, imparts to B, his friend, the secret of his surprising rehabi- 
Utation ** (1209a) (1329) 

1077 

(1385) (1403; 1400) (1440 ch A to A-2) (1283) 

A calls at a pawnshop to redeem an object, X, pawned by his friend, A-2, who 

has died leaving the pledge unredeemed * A has lost the ticket of a pawned object, 

X. and the pawnbroker will not give up the pledge without cne ticket ** (1166b) 

(1384) 

1078 
(776) (857) (1111a) (1332) 

A is obsessed with fear of a pursuing peril * A, obsessed with fear of a pursuing 
peril, seeks to gain contentment of mind ** (888) (1350) (1351) 

1079 

(127a) (656) 

A's character weakness is betting; and he seems unable to conquer the failing 

although he invariably suflEers loss (367a) (524a) (902) 

1080 

(1092) (1101) 

A. a reporter, assigned to "cover" a certain story and finding it impossible, de- 
cides to write up an imaginary interview, pretending it is bona fide C9~9 ch A to 
A-4) (1301 ch A to A-4; 1340) 

1081 
(1129c) 

A finds it beyond his power, in any ordinary manner, to secure a man of proven 
courage for a dangerous piece of work * A proceeds by secret enterprise to find 
a man of courage ** (1219) (1223a, b) 

1082 

(a) (115) (584b) (858) 

A is a man who finds cowardice an obstacle to enterprise * A. a craven at heart. 
deliberately forces himself into danger as a method of developing his courage ** 
(918b) (1082b) (1104) 

(b) (289) (1061) 

A lives in a strange lost community which is ruled by an idol of Fear * A seeks 
escape from a community ruled by Fear, but finds it difiicult to develop sufficient 
courage to accomplish his purpose ** (10S2a) (181c) 

1083 

(114) (1075a) A lacks initiative, and the ability unaided to advance his ma- 
terial fortunes * A secures the help of B, a woman friend, to aid him in a difficult 
enterprise ** (225) (844a) (839 ch A to B & A-2 to A) (850a) (963) (1278a) 

1084 
(113) (126) 

A seeks to forward an honest enterprise but lacks the m.eans to finance it * A, in 
order to secure means to forward an honest enterprise, becomes a bootlegger for 
a time ** (92) (1309b ch B to A & A-3 to A-6; 699a) 

1083 

(606 ch A to A-2) (639-* ch A to A-2) (672) 

A would like to save his friend, A-2, from disaster, but money is necessary — and 

A has no money (832) (1277b) (1281 tr A & A-2) 

1086 

(905) (914) (927) 

A would like to achieve a lofty enterprise, but is so poor he cannot finance the 

undertaking (628) (1027) (1028) 



142 

i087-1097 Enterprise PLOTTO Personal Limitations 

1087 

(763) (894 tr A & A-5) (898) 

A, a crook, would like to restore some of his ill-gotten gains, but finds it difficult 

without revealing his culpability (923) (1097a) (1239) 

1088 

(959) (965) 

A's happiness is wrapped up in his ambition * A lacks ingenuity and the power 
to force circumstances to contribute their utmost in forwarding his undertakings 
** (85a) (595) 

1089 
(914) (818c) 

A seeks to find the relatives of CH, a foundling, of whom he has taken charge * 
A writes to government authorities sending a copy of a coat of arms found on a 
foundling. CH's, coat, but receives no information regarding CH ** (818d) (697b 
ch A to CH) 

1090 
(115) (950) 

A is hampered in his work, and his success imperiled, by a lack of new ideas (598) 
(835) 

1091 
(950-*) (965) 

A's knowledge of the profession he seeks to follow has been obtained solely by 
reading stories about it; he has had no practical experience (1111b) (1444) 

1092 

(1060) (1071) (1074) 

A reaches a point in his chosen work where his ingenuity and enterprise grow 

stale and will not help him onward (598) (1073) (1075a) 

1093 

(1444) (115) (887b) (1062) 

A is considered a very inferior person intellectually * A, considered an inferior 
person intellectually, seeks to solve a mystery that has puzzled the most sagacious 
[1] A cipher message in which the key word, or phrase, suggests its complement, 
as "abide" suggests "with me," "silver threads" suggests "gold," "when you and 
I were young" suggests "Maggie," etc. [2] A message written in bars of music, 
the music suggesting words of a song that yield the message. (1076) (1174 ch 
A to A-5; 1282 ch A to A-5 & A-6 to A) (1283) 

1094 

(900) (1071) 

A is a celebrity; and the written requests for his autograph become so numerous 

that they interfere seriously with his work (618) (863a) 

1095 

(71a-*) (101a) (1002) (1094) 

A seeks to free himself from certain meddlesome influences that interfere seriously 

with the practice of his profession (71a*-**) (83 ch B to A; 207) 

1096 

(1074) (1090) (1092) 

A, a playwright, having no new ideas for a play, goes forth in quest of them (598) 

(711a) (835) 

1097 

(a) (990) (991) (1018) 

A has a cherished ambition which he cannot realize because he is hampered with 
certain obligations * A's obligation, which prevented him from realizing a cherish- 
ed ambition, passes, but the habit of excusing himself from enterprise on account 
of the obligation remains, and his cherished enterprise is never undertaken ** 
(1374) (1375) 

(b) (1021b) (1376) 

A, for worthy purposes, poses as a criminal * A, posing as a criminal, finds that 
he is arrayed against some of his friends of the elite, A-2, A-2, A-2, who are en- 
gaged in a swindling enterprise and are fortified with police protection ** (807) 
(834) (836) 



143 

Personal Limitations PLOTTO Enterprise 1098-1106 

1098 

(115) (1396) (1444) 

A is a subordinate, and considered mentally inferior * A, a subordinate, attacks 
a problem that defies solution by his superiors, and solves it, thereby winning 
just recognition and preferment ** (1426b; 181c) (1376; 1097b) (1435) (1413a. b) 

1099 

(32) (102) (145) (325a) (335) 

B is too young, too attractive, too modern for the scholarly position she occupies; 
and her success, which means happiness to her, is endangered * B, young and at- 
tractive, in order to win success in her chosen work, dresses the part of a spinster, 
and makes herself appear prim and old-fashioned *=^ [1] B is a professor of higher 
mathematics in a large college [2] B has charge of the book department in a large 
department store [3] B is the librarian in a large public library [4] B has been elect- 
ed to a political office usually filled by some one of the opposite sex (818a) (358) 
(870a) (1154a) 

1100 

(82a) (87) (1207) 

B's happiness and success hang upon her successful impersonation of a boy * B, 
impersonating a boy, is subjected to the rough pranks of her male companions, 
who do not suspect her true sex ** (61) (145 i) 

(44) Seeking by Unusual Methods to Conquer Personal Limita- 
tions 

1101 

(111) (1024) 

A seeks to overcome personal limitations in an honest enterprise by a resort to 

dishonest methods (628) (1080) (1084) 

1102 

(751-1-*) (1024 ch A to A-2) 

A, wealthy and too old to have his "fling," gives A-2, a spendthrift, a large sum 
of money to squander as he sees fit * A hopes to enjoy A-2's spendthrift experiences 
second-hand ** (751*-**) (1023 ch A to A-2) 

1103 

(1074) (1090) (1092) 

/I, an elderly writer who runs out of ideas, copies material which his friend, A-2, 

another writer long dead, wrote in his younger days (669 ch B to A) (1238) 

1104 

(584b) (615) (839 tr A & A-2) (857) (858) (1082a) 

A's ignoble weakness is lack of courage in investigating events that have great 
news value; for A is a newspaper reporter, and news is his stock in trade * A, a 
coward, by deliberately forcing himself into risky situations in order to acquire 
first-hand information, develops courage, transforms his character, and becomes 
a "star" reporter ** (1407) (1408) (1409) 

1105 

(910 ch D-A to B) (916) 

B is young and pretty, and believes that Youth, seeking self-expression, is war- 
ranted in overriding any and all conventions (86) (182a) (252a) (310) (931) 

1106 

(740) (766) (948) 

B, of an humble station in life, yearns for social prestige * B pretends that she 
is entertaining a duke, AX** (58a) (642) (931) 



144 

ii07-iH6 Enterprise PLOTTO ' Personal Limilalions 

(37) Seeking Against Difficulties to Realize a Cherished Ideal 
1107 

(a) (117) (1432 ch A to U & NW to A; 1201 ch A to A-8 & CN to A) 

A, on one side of the Atlantic, must arrive on the other side at a certain time or 
he will lose a rich inheritance * A, pursuing an important enterprise, catches a 
swift steamer for a hurried trip across the Atlantic ** (1034 ch A to A-8) (1414b) 

(b) (606) (1129a chA-4 to A-9) 

A applies for the position of butler in the home of wealthy A-9 * A, applying to 
A-9 for a job, is asked for references as to character and ability, and is referred 
by A to wealthy A-4 ** (805 tr A & A-4) (809 ch A to A-4 & A-5 to A) 

1108 

(675) (1149-* ch A to SN) 

A is so preoccupied with business aflFairs that, while he intends writing to his son, 

SN, he somehow never gets around to it (622; 674) (821) (1149*-** ch A to SN) 

1109 

(1314) (1315) 

A, a simple mountaineer, comes to a large city in pursuit of an enemy, A-3 * A, 
from the mountains, seeking his enemy, A-3, in the city, is so overawed and im- 
pressed by his unfamiliar environment that his enmity fades away ** (857) 
(831-* ch A to A-3 & A-2 to A) (832 ch A to A-3 & A-2 to A) 

1110 

(68) (1178) (1306) A has committed a crime but has never fallen under sus- 
picion * A's guilty conscience handicaps him in the field of enterprise ** (857) 
(1291a, b) (1259) 

1111 

(a) (675) (749) (1074) (1090) 

A, an author, becomes suddenly aware of deterioration in his creative work (1391; 
1455b) (1391; 1461b) (1103) 

(b) (1091) (125a; 1444) 

A, reading detective stories, is fired with a desire to become a detective * A, highly 
confident of his own ability, takes up a line of work with which he has had no 
practical experience ** (1426a. b) (1435) (1418b; 1433b; 1330) (1397) 

1112 

(756) (1060) (1091) 

A finds that his obligations as a "quack" doctor are too difficult for his powers 

(605) (627) (1004) (1031) 

1113 
(934) (959) (966) (1389b) 

A has a theory that the perfume of flowers may be blended into musical concep- 
tions (1333a) (1363) (1375) (1422b) 

1114 

(949a) (1060) 



private secretary to A-9, knows that A-9 is jealously guarding some weighty 
secret * A's curiosity gets the better of him and he meddles with the personal 



A 

se , ______ _____ 

affairs of A-9 ** (718a ch A to A-9; 596 ch A-5 to A-9) (1194 ch A to A-9) 

1115 

(1021b) 

A seeks to be loyal to his friend, A-2, but certain conditions render it difficult 

(221a; 139) (601) (607) (662) (1269 tr A & A-2) 

1116 

(97) (100; 1209a) (1107a) 

A is hastening across the ocean on a fast steamer in order to carry out an import- 
ant enterprise * A, engaged in an important enterprise, is delayed in mid-ocean 
by an accident to his steamer; the vessel's wireless is out of commission and A 
faces failure in a pet undertaking ** (793a; 623) (1034 ch A to A-8) 



145 

Personal Limitations PLOTTO Enterprise 1117-1126 

1117 

(1389a. b) 

A, a somnambulist, deceives himself in a certain enterprise by opposing, in an un- 
conscious state, all the efforts of his waking moments (562) (1111b) (1438a) 

1118 

(974) (1137b) 

B, a banker's wife, trying to subscribe to the socia* conventions of a farming com- 
munity, finds her efforts embarrassing and distasteful (848b) (1151) (1172) 

1119 

(335) (676) 

B, who lacks every qualification of a successful writer, nevertheless believes her- 
self highly gifted as a novelist (364b) (743a) (749 ch A to B) (1153) 

1120 

(565) (1133) 

B, unhappy because of A's sins, appeals to God to save him (1353) (1433b; 1353) 

(918b) 

1121 
(766) (1099) (1119) 

B is ambitious to "get ahead," to adva-nce herself in her chosen line of work; but 
she has difficulties that are disheartening (679) (1067) (1100) 



(20) Becoming Involved with Conditions in which Misfortune 
is Indicated 

1122 

(926) (941) (964a) 

A manufactures a hand-made product in a worthy manner no machinery can 
duplicate * A, by manufacturing a hand-made product by machinery, on a large 
scale, and so keeping up with the demand, will amass wealth; but the standard 
of quality will be lowered ** (938) (943a) 

1123 

(111) (31 ch B to SR-A & A to A-8) 

A, brother of SR-A and her only living relative, is poor, while SR-A is wealthy 
and unmarried * A, poor, will not inherit the money of his wealthy sister, SR-A, 
if she marries, as she seems likely to do ** ('213 ch A to A-8. B to SR-B & A-7 to 
A) (892 ch B to SR-A & B-3 to A) (1001a) 

1124 

(1177) (1178) (1291a, b) 

A, in his absent-minded moments, mechanically draws odd designs on a piece of 
paper, unaware of what he is doing, or that it may have an adverse effect upon 
some of his secret enterprises (i289d) (1282) 

1125 

(a) (56) (61) _ (176a) (736) (744) (808a) (850a) 

A rejects unfeelingly the friendship of B because he finds her too capricious (261) 
(843 tr B & B-2) (893 ch CH to A) 

(b) (73) . (422b-****) 

A and B, impelled by unusual motives, enter into a suicide pact * A and B pledge 
each other that he or she will die whenever the other dies ** (57ob) (422b****-*****^ 
(1020) 

1126 
(98) (289) (850b) 

A is a bibulous person, and his ultimatum from his doctor is this: "Either quit 
drinking, or resign yourself to die within a few months" (761a) (779) (1326; 
779) (•364d) 



146 

H'27-ii35 Enterprise PLOTTO Personal Limitations 

1127 

(1299) (1432 ch A to A-8 & NW to CN) 

A is a cousin of CN, and CN is to inherit the wealth of a deceased relative. A-8. 
If CN were out of the way, A would be the legal heir (50) (1162 tr A & A-2 & 
ch A-5 to CN) (1195) 

1128 

(a) (607) (446b) 

A, suffering a terrible mental shock, seemingly falls dead * A, apparently dead, 
is really in a cataleptic state and sees and hears everything that takes place around 
him although powerless to move a muscle ** (856; 878c) (1142a) 

(b) (898) (1043) 

A is in a mine when a charge of giant powder explodes prematurely * A loses his 
eyesight in a powder explosion ** (918b) (1047) 

1129 

(a) (1217a) (1152 ch B to B-4) 

A desires a certain object, X; but X is in the hands of A-4, who guards it care- 
fully (1144) (1191) (1197 ch A-8 to A-4) (1166a, b ch A-9 to A-4) 

(b) (1298 ch A to A-5) (1304 ch A to A-5 & A-2 to A) 

A's cattle have been stolen by A-5, a notorious "rustler" whose very name in- 
spires fear in the law-abiding * A seeks a courageous person who will recover prop- 
erty that has been stolen from him ** (1081) (1219) (1129c) 

(c) (1165) (1304 ch A-2 to A-5) 

A has been robbed of valuable property, X, by A-5, a notprious criminal, and A 
tries to secure a courageous man who will recover X for him (1081) (1219) 

1130 

(926) (1073) 

A a doctor, who is about to leave his office on a night emergency call, is made a 
prisoner by mysterious strangers, AX, AX, AX, and spirited away (660a ch A-4 
to AX) (1447) (660b ch A-5 to AX) 

1131 

(158) (1062) (1063) 

A's obstacle to enterprise is laziness; and he submits to it cheerfully (114) (225) 

1132 

(887b) (1061) 

A's character weakness is superstition * A is so superstitious that it prevents him 

from winning success in his enterprises ** (1075a, b) (1332) (1334a, b) (1350) 

1133 

(565) (1120) 

A is an agnostic who, in his arrogance and presumption, defies a Higher Power 

(1353) (1443b) (1445 ch B to A) 

1134 

(1418b-*) (718b; 1061; 839 tr A & A-2) 

A. a very ordinary young man, suddenly becomes afflicted with megalomania, 
and his character is completely changed * A, who was timid and shirked enterprise, 
undergoes a character change which impels him to rush audaciously into the most 
difficult undertakings ** (111) (768) (769) (1418b*-**) 

1135 

(a) (737a) (1010) 

B, in the hands of crooks, A-5, A-5, A-5. and being forced to do their will, is tor- 
tured by having A. the man she loves, threatened with death by one of the crooks 
who is "drawing a bead" on A from behind a window curtain (or, as it later de- 
veloped, A was not outside the house at all. and not in any danger) (885a) (1309a 
ch A to A-5) 

(b) (645) (1335 ch A to B) 

B, alone and in a strange bedroom, discovers a man. AX. dead in the bed * B is 
forced to battle for her honor with A-5 when finding herself trapped in a room ** 
(885a, b) (1448 ch A to B, A-8 to AX) 



147 

Personal Limilalions PLOTTO Enterprise ii36-1U0 

1136 

(41a. b, c) (335) (460) 

B sends a telegram to her maid, B-7, to "Come at once" * B (677), intending to 
send a telegram to her maid, B-7, through error addresses the message to A ** 
(499a. b) 

1137 
(a)_ (890 ch A-4 to A) (1389b) 

H- in a small boat, has lost her oars and is drifting out to sea in a fog * B, in great 
dkngei, seeks to apprise A, at a distance, of her danger by occult methods — meth- 
ods with which they have often experimented ** B, ocean bathing, is caught in 
the undertow and is being swept out to sea *** (179a, c) (1433c) (1451c) 

(b) (677) v872) 

B, in poor health, is ordered by her docter to leave the city and live in the country * 
B, city bred, undergoes unpleasant experiences when she goes to the country to 
live ** (916) (962) (1118) 

(45) Seeking to Forward an Enterprise and Encountering 
Family Sentiment as an Obstacle 

1138 

(1129a ch A-4 to B) (1333b ch A to A-8 & B to F-B) 

A seeks professionally to secure a desired object. X, from B * A, seeking to secure 
a desired object, X, from B, finds the object so dearly prized because of family 
associations that B will not part with it at any price ** (20a) (739) (1217c) 

1139 

(1023) (1026) 

A is a profligate son who seeks to borrow money of A-8 on the prospect of inheriting 
the estate of his wealthy father, F-A, A-8 is skeptical regarding A's inheriting 
the estate (1162 ch A-5 to F-A) (1226 ch A to A-8 & A-5 to A) (1217b) 

1140 

(898-*) (899-*) 

A, publicly, is honest and prosperous, but privately he is a transgressor * A de- 
sires a piece of ground on which to build a mansion. The ground is owned by A-8, 
a poor man, in whose family it has been for generations. Influenced by family 
sentiment, A-8 refuses to sell ** (1220b ch B to A-8) (1260a) 



148 

iiUi-H^S Enterprise 



(50) Being Impelled by an Unusual Motive to Engage in Crafty 
Enterprise 

1141 

(1095) (1133) (1427b-*) 

A has a violent distaste for ghost stories and stories of the supernatural * A pre- 
tends to be ill in order to avoid listening to ghost stories ** (1427b*-**) (1343) 
(1360) (1365) (1366) (1375) (1377a) (830) 

1142 

(a) (557a) (601; 638) (1128a; 1455a) (1128a) 

A, in his coffin and just before burial, revives from a cataleptic trance * A, just 
before burial, revives from a cataleptic trance, puts weights in the coffin, closes 
it, and secretly escapes from the house ** (918a) (1313b) 

(b) (651) (699b) 

A is mistakenly supposed to have met his death in a storm * A, a fugitive from 
justice, supposed to be dead, assumes an alias and escapes to a distant place ** 
(699a) (923) (930) (1066) 

1143 

(a) (778 ch A to A-5; 1217a ch A to A-5 & A-8 to A) (1144 ch A to A-5) 

A is a connoisseur of precious stones and has a valuable collection * A, in order 
to protect his collection of valuable stones against robbery, displays replicas of 
them, comparatively worthless, to would-be customers ** (729) (1166a ch A to 
A-5) 

(b) (903-*) (1370b ch A to GF-B) (1370c ch A to F-B; 

A, an artist, is hired by B to paint a miniature; and into the miniature he is to 
weave an intricate series of lines which constitute a concealed map of great im- 
portance (903*-**) (1444) 

1144 

(778; 729 ch A to A-8) (1143a ch A to A-8) 

A, a crook, seeks by substituting a worthless counterfeit for the valuable original, 

to secure an object carefully safeguarded (1166a) (1217a) 

1145 

(1181) 

A, a crook, seeks unlawful gain by selling A-8 an object, X, which A-8 already 
owns (1165 ch A to A-8 & A-5 to A) 

1146 
(59) (1152) 

A, a crook, in order to carry out a crafty enterprise, disguises himself as a person 
of wealth and social standing (763) (661 ch AX to A) (1144) (1166a) 

1147 

(758-* ch A to A-8) (899-* ch A to A-8; 1129a ch A to A-8) 

A, poor, at the request of a rich man, A-8, leaves with A-8 a valuable object, X, 
which he has in his possession and wishes to sell * A calls on A-8 for a valuable 
object, X, which A had left with A-8, in the hope of making a sale; but A-8 de- 
clares A never left X with him, and has A ejected from the premises ** (1433a) 
ch A to A-8; 1443b ch A to A-8) (1439b) 

1148 

(a) (486a) (1 184-*) (1 185) A desires to get away frequently to the city and have 
his "fling" with boon companions but fears the gossip of the rural community 
in which he lives * A, wishing to carry out an enterprise that would cause gossip, 
puts gossip to sleep by inventing a fictitious relative, AX, who is always in trouble 
and always calling on A to help him out ** (1170) (1216 tr A & A-2) 

(b) (979) (770a) (1377b) 

A, an innocent transgressor under ban of the law, owes a large sum of money which 
he must pay * A, a fugitive from the law, assumes a fictitious character and an 
alias and wins a large sum of money in a certain enterprise ** (1451a, b) (1408) 



149 

Enterprise HU9-li59 



1149 

(466a ch CH to A, B to M-A & A to F-A) (1108 ch A to F-A & SN to A) 
A is a lad away from home, very unhappy because he does not receive letters from 
home as all his other young friends do * A. lonely, and never receiving any letters 
from his home folk, writes letters to himself and shows them to his friends ** (499a 
ch CH to A, A to F-A & B to M-A) (622 ch A to F-A & SN to A) 

1150 

(1061) (1132) 

A is a coward who seeks, by arrogant boasting, to convince everybody that he 
is a hero (615) (1433b; 1330) (1336) (1433b; 1363) 

1151 

(644) (669), (737b) (1240) 

B simulates ignorance regarding a certain compromising event in her life * B, in 
order to avoid slander and evil gossip and protect a daughter, D-A, who is about 
to marry a man of wealth and social position, seeks to hush up a possible scandal 
in her own life ** (870a) (870b) 

1152 

(778) (1129a ch A-4 to B) 

B is the owner of a gem so valuable that she fears to wear it in public; so she keeps 
it in a strong box and wears a replica of it which is of comparatively little value. 
The fact that she owns the real stone is well known, and the counterfeit is sup- 
posed to be the original (767 ch B to B-2) (1144) 

1153 

(335), (413) (739) (850a tr A & B) (1099) (1119) (1121) 

B fails m an undertaking dear to her heart * B, failing in an undertaking dear 

to her heart, seeks to make others think she has succeeded ** (364b) (1203) 

1154 

(a) .(179a, b, c) (470) 

B, mistaken for another woman who is under ban of death by a strange secret 
society (1438c-l), seeks to escape from her pursuers (792b) (1Q25) (1446b) 

(b) (138; 94a-*) (1229 ch B to B-3) (1265a ch A to B-3 & A-3 to A) 

B masquerades as an Unknown in order to prove or disprove an evil story about 
A * B discovers that B-3 has told an untruth about A ** (844b) (944) 

1155 

(163) (606) 

B, the friend of A, learns that A is desperately involved in debt * B. unknown to 

A, settles with A's creditors and frees A from debt ** (93a) (801) (850a, b) 

1156 

(645) (646) (647) 

B innocently commits a transgression * B, innocently committing a transgression, 
for fear of the law keeps the transgression a close secret ** (665) (669) 

1157 

(1159) (1220b) B is forced to weep at an appointed time; and A strikes her 
in order to make her grief more realistic (806 ch B-4 to B) (1192) 

1158 

(766) (870a) (947) (1242a) 

B, traveling alone, invents a fictitious aunt, AUX, as a chaperone (801) (1309b 
ch A-3 to AUX) 

1159 
(1033) (1220b) 

B pretends she has been injured by an automobile in order to collect damages 
from the owner oi the car, A-4 (801 ch A to A-4) (1192) (1192; 224) 



150 

H60-1166 Enterprise 



(29) Aiding Another to Hide from the World a Fateful Secret 

1160 

(841) (1021b) (1291b) 

A's friend, A-2, is the sole support of his parents, F-A and M-A * A's friend, A-2, 
the sole support of his parents, dies (603b, c, d), and A withholds the knowledge 
from the needy parents, writes them in A-2's name, and continues sending money 
for their support ** (1461a) (1462) 

1161 

(724 ch A to A-4; 816a) (707 tr A & A-4) (787 ch A to A-4; 816a) 
A, falling in with A-4, a stranger who has been injured in an accident, agrees to 
take over an enterprise which the accident prevents A-4 from finishing * A, in 
in order to help A-4, poses as A-4 ** (711a, b, c) (1168 ch A-2 to A-4) 

1162 

(793a tr A & A-2) (981 tr A & A-2) 

A induces a friend, A-2, to play the role of A-5 in order to carry out an enterprise 
in which the presence of A-5 is necessary (1148a f^h AX to A-5) (1164 ch A-8 
to A-2 & A-4 to A-5) 

1163 

(a) (615) (618) 

A finds his "double" in A-4, and he hires A-4 to attend to certain duties which 
devolve upon himself 'A) (1424b; 249) (639-* ch A-5 to A-4) (1163b, c) 

(b) (101a) (1095) 

A unloads upon A-4 (101b ch A to rv-i/ certam romantic affairs which he (A) finds 
distasteful (72 ch A to A-4 & A-2 to A) (182a ch A-3 to A-4) 

(c) (1163a) 

A's "double", A-4, carries out an enterprise as A which A finds disastrous to his 
own fortunes (1180 tr A & A-4) (1192 ch A to A-4 & A-4 to A-8) (1197 ch A 
to A-4 & A-8 to A) 

1164 
(710 ch A to A-4) (711a ch A to A-4) 

A, having invited friends to meet a celebrity, A-4, who does not arrive, persuades 
A-8 to impersonate A-4 in order that the guests may not be disappointed (603a 
ch A-2 to A-8) (610 ch A to A-8) (717 ch "officer A-6" to "celebrity A-8") 

(47) Finding (Apparently) an Object Greatly Coveted, 
and Obtaining (Apparently) the Object 

1165 

(1145 ch A to A-5 & A-8 to A) (1161 ch A to A-8 & A-4 to A-5) 
A is an art collector * XI and X2 are very rare and valuable art objects, the only 
two in the world ** A owns an objet d'art, XI; and he buys X2, as he supposes, 
which is an exact duplicate of XI, from A-5, only to discover that he has repur- 
chased XI which the scheming A-5 had stolen from his collection *** (224 ch A 
to A-5) (1146 ch A to A-5) 

1166 

(a) (1129a) (1144) 

A is a thief who has a real gem, XI, which he thinks is a counterfeit * A, a thief, 
has a real gem, XI, which he thinks is a counterfeit; and, adroitly, he substi- 
tutes Xl for X2, a counterfeit which A thinks is a genuine stone ** (614) (1166b) 

(b) (1166a-*) 

A, adroitly, secures an object greatly desired, X2. from A-9, who willl not dispose 
of it * A, making a replica, Xl, of a valuable original, X2, secures X2 by leaving 
XI in its place ** (1166*-**) (1343) 



151 

Enterprise 1167-1175 



(48) Assuming the Character of a Criminal in 
a Perfectly Honest Enterprise 

1167 

(*?98) (939) 

A, for worthy purposes, plays the role of a fictitious criminal, A-5 * A, for worthy 
purposes playing the role of a fictitious criminal, A-5, is sought by the police for 
a crime committed by the real A-5 ** (249) (635) (1044a) 

1168 

(599) (1161 ch A-4 to A-2) 

A, inspired by altruistic motives, assumes the name and character of A-2, using 
A-2's clothes and other belongings, and seeking to carry out an enterprise begun 
by A-2 * A, posing as A-2, does not know that A-2 is a transgressor ** (603a) 
(822 ch B to A-2) (1044a) 

1169 
(1073) (1096) (818a-*) ... 

A seeks to demonstrate his ability to enact a certain role in a forthcoming play * 
A, in -order to prove his ability to enact a certain role in a forthcoming play, as- 
sumes the -role off the stage ** (818a*-***) (625) 

4170 

(485) (513) (949b) (1072) (1073) (1148a) 

A, wealthy and of high social standing, desires adventures in the underworld * 

A, desiring adventures in the underworld and unable to realize his desire in his 

own character, assumes a fictitious character ** (773) (786) (876a) (1148a*-**) 

(1209b) 

1171 

(623 ch A to F-B) (773 ch A to F-B & B to B-5) (822) 

B's father, F-B, is suspected of a certain crime * B, in order to save her father, F-B, 
who .s suspected of a certain crime, confesses that she is the culprit ** A, B's best 
friend, m order to save B, who is suspected of a certain crime, declares that he 
alone is guilty *** (635) (1291 ch A to A-5) 

1172 

(890) (1025) (1118) 

B's striking physical resemblance to B-5, a criminal, causes her to be suspected 

of a crime (69) (792b) (822) (828) (1154a) 

(49) Assuming a Fictitious Character When Embarking 
Upon a Certain Enterprise 



(2b, c, d,.e, g, h) (1187; 2f) A, a pretender, encounters li, who is also a pre- 
tender * A and B are pretenders, yet neither knows that the other is not what he 
or she seems to be ** (773; 772 ch A to B & A-4 to A) (806 ch B-4 to B) (1462) 

1174 

(1165 ch A to A-8, A-5 to A & add A-2) (1311 add A-2) 

A and A-2 are crooks, seeking escape through the closing net of the law * A and 
A-2, crooks trying for a "get-away" after a successful "job," slip through the 
police net, A-6, A-6, A-6, when A disguises himself as a woman** (603c, d) (1015 
ch A to A-8 & A-5 to A) (1282) 

1175 

(a) (59) (1146) 

A is a fugitive from justice who has assumed an alias and is posing as an innocent 
and worthy member of society (69) (90a) (333) (338) (763) 

(b) (1021b) (1168) 

A and A-2 are friends, but one of them is a criminal and a fugitive from justice. 
Which of the two is the criminal? (1015 ch A to A-8 & A-5 to A) (1282 ch A 
to A-5) 



152 

ii76-il87 Enterprise 



1176 

(610) (654)_ 

A, a crook, is trapped and surrounded by officers of the law, A-6, A-6, A-6 * A, 
a crook trapped and surrounded by officers of the law, A-6, A-6, A-6, escapes by 
pretending to be another A-6 who is hunting for himself** (963) (1142b) (1209a) 

1177 

(263 ch A to A-S & A-3 to A) (438) (658) 

A, a banker, has juggled with the bank's funds * A, a transgressor, covers up his 
criminal acts by a painstaking simulation of honor and excellence ** (1038) 
(1044a) (1124) 

1178 

(568c ch A-3 to A-8) (1291b ch r^-2 to A-8) (1309b ch B to A & A-3 to A-8) 
A. highly respected in his community, has committed a murder * A buries the 
body of his murdered victirn, A-8, in a swamp and, by his usual exemplary con- 
duct, seeks to escape suspicion ** (1291a) (1302) 

1179 

(866) (1189) (1316 ch A-3 to A-5) 

A is a crirninal who is posing as an officer of the law hunting for another crirninal * 
A, a criminal, poses as an officer of the law looking for A-5, another criminal. 
Authorities pick up A-5, -turn him over to A, and A starts with his prisoner for 
the scene of A-5's crime— and his own ** (923)S(1209c ch A-2 to A-5) (1309b 
ch B to A & A-3 to A-5) 

1180 
(1146) (1181) 

A, a crook, in order to overcome the difficulties of a certain enterprise, imper- 
sonates a celebrated novelist, A-4 * A, a crook impersonating a celebrated novelist, 
A-4, proceeds to a small town and becomes the lion of a ladies' literary society ** 
(338) (717 ch A-6 to A-4) (1163c) (1173 ch A to A-4) (1271) 

1181 

(126) (1146) 

A is a transgressor who poses as an honest man for the purpose of carrying out 

another transgression (1145) (1180) 

1182 

(608) (611a) (623) A, through no fault of his own, is estranged from his par- 
ents, F-A and M-A * A, estranged from his parents, F-A and M-A, effects a re- 
conciliation with them by proving his worth in an assumed character as an Un- 
known ** (830 ch A-2 to F-A) (1199) 

1183 
(695a) (695b; 1160) 

A, in order to achieve happiness, seeks to be free of suspicion * A drops his own 
name and assumes the name of a deceased friend, A-2 ** A-2, deceased, has a 
sister, SR; and SR, not knowing of A-2's death, corresponds with A, thinking 
him her brother *** (31; 1461a) (1461a; 1461c) 

1184 

(420) (1072) (1073) 

A's high place in society is at odds with an enterprise he wishes to undertake * 
A, in order to proceed with certain plans, finds it necessary to hide his identity ** 
(917) (1181) 

1185 
(249) (1177) (1178) 

A, to the public, is highly piace^-,, iionest and successful. This reputation is nec- 
essary as a "cover" for his private transgressions (98) (438) (1148a) 

1186 

(249) (1184) 

A seeks to rebuild his life, wasted in dissipation, along the line of exemplary ideals * 
A, pursuing a worthy enterprise, changes his name and goes to a place where he 
is unknown ** (152a) (818a) 

1187 
(513) (768) 

A is a poor clerk who, with a limited capital, dons a dress suit and takes a brief 
"fling" in high society (2a) (617) (1173) 



153 

Enterprise il88-il98 



1188 

(680a) (1023) . (1024) 

A, to secure relief from desperate misfortunes, pretends to be a victim of lost iden- 
tity * A, pretending to be a victim of lost identity, appeals to the police and is 
given food and shelter while the authorities try to discover who he is and where 
he comes from ** (1196) (1212b) 

1189 

(637) (664) (866) 

A is a captured criminal who, when the detective who has him in charge, A-6, 
suddenly dies, appropriates the clothes and belongings of A-6 and seeks to escape 
by impersonating him (717) (923) (1173) (1179) 

1190 

(1169) (1170) 

A, a tramp, in order to have more success in his "panhandling," pretends to be 

a missionary (1053) (1147) (1161) (1196) (1199) 

1191 

(1129a) (1132) 

A, a crooked gambler, seeks to fleece a stranger, A-4, (1079 ch A to A-4) out oi 
his money * A, a crooked gambler, pretends to be a friend of A-4, a stranger, in 
order to lure him into a card game ** (1255a ch A to A-4 & A-3 to A) (1276 ch 
A to A-4 & A-5 to A) 

1192 

(1159) (1220b) A, a confederate of B's, seeks damages from A-4, the owner of 
an automobile that apparently injures B (338) (822) 

1193 

(1076 ch A to A;3) _ (70; 1459 ch B to A) (70; 1459 ch B to A & A-S to F-B) 
A, assuming a disguise and an alias, secures employment from A-3, for the pur- 
pose of obtaining certain information * A, discovered masquerading under a false 
name and in disguise, is compelled to flee for his life ** (14olb ch A-8 to A-3) 
(1439a ch A-2 to A-3) 

1194 
(1004) (1031) 

A is a thief who has an honest profession which he uses as a "cover for his dis- 
honest practices * A seeks to appropriate a large sum of money which a dying 
man, A-8, has in his possession ** (338) (636) 



1195 

(887b) (1127) (1290b-*) 

A is a murderer who, for his own protection and gain, impersonates the man he 

has murdered (339) (1001a) (1290b*-**) 

1196 

(636) (1004 ch A-8 to B) (1188) (1190) 

A is mistaken by B for her son, SN * A, mistaken by a dying woman, B, for her 
son, SN, altruistically fosters the delusion in order to give B a few last moments 
of earthly comfort ** (1197 ch A-8 to SN) (1201 ch CN to SN) 

1197 

(1163c ch A to A-8 & A-4 to A) (1129a) 

A bears a striking physical resemblance to A-8 * A impersonates A-8 for the pur- 
pose of acquiring gain ** (1146) (1163a ch A to A-8 & A-4 to A) 

1198 

(598) (1167) 

A, for the purpose of discovering what obstacles a certain person will meet and 
how he will react to them, assumes the role of a fictitious character and falls into 
very real misfortunes (608) (717) (786) 



154 

H99-1208 Enterprise 



1199 

(205) (864) (915) (967) 

A is a wanderer "under a cloud" who returns as an Unknown to his home town, 
scene of his youthful transgressions * A, returning to his home town as an Un- 
known, prevents a bank holdup ** (211) (1182) 

1200 

(59) (1194) (1196 ch SN to A-8) 

A. a crook, assumes the role of an honest, cultured gentlemen, A-8 * A, a crook, 

assuming the role of an honest, cultured gentlemen, A-8, undergoes experiences 

which break down his nerve and exhaust his resourcefulness ** (236 tr A & A-3) 

(333) 

1201 

(1414a ch A to CN) (1414b ch A to CN) , 

A's cousin, CN, has long been mysteriously missing * A's uncle, U, dies and leaves 

A's cousin, CN, a large estate. A impersonates CN ** (95) (794 ch A-2 to CN) 

1202 

(a) (1168-*) (1169) 

A plays the role of a "rube" so successfully that he defeats the purpose for which 
he undertook the impersonation (625) (1168*-**) 

(b) (926) (928a) 

A, wealthy, entertains his friends lavishly; consequently, he counts his friends 
by scores * A, wealthy, as a test of his friends' loyalty, pretends to lose his wealth; 
then he tries to borrow, but not one of his former friends will lend him so much 
as a plugged nickel, or even notice him in the street as he passes ** (681a) (922b) 

1203 

(335) (1153) 

B seeks to convince the home folks that she is a celebrity when she is really a 
failure * B sends newspaper clippings regarding a celebrity, B-4, to the home folks, 
and pretends that she is B-4 under a stage or pen name ** (364b) (1208 ch 
B-2 to B-4) 

1204 
(450) (921) (1172) (1220b) 

B's happiness requires a complete escape from ner life and environment * B hires 
B-8, a woman who has not long to live, to take her name ** B-8 dies and is buried 
as B *** (435a) (1244b) 

1205 

(1160 ch A-2 to BR-B & F-A and M-A to B.) (1168 ch A-2 to BR-B) 

B does not know that her brother, BR-B, is dead. She corresponds with a man, 

A, who pretends to be BR-B * B, after corresponding with A, whom she supposes 
to be her brother, BR-B, calls on A unannounced and discovers A's deception ** 
(21) (31) 

1206 
(784-*) (946) 

B, seeking to carry out an enterprise in a large department store, finds the en- 
terprise endangered by A-6, a detective * B, faultlessly dressed, in order to es- 
cape A-6, a detective, steps into the show-window of a large department store and 
poses as a life-size wax figure, one of several figures displaying the latest suits 
and cloaks ** (784*-**) (870a, b) 

1207 

(745) (1032) (1100-*) 

B's sex prevents her from securing employment among men; so she disguises her- 
self as a boy (61) (1454) (1100*-**) 

1208 

(1172 ch B-5 to B-2) (1203 ch B-4 to B-2) 

B is impersonating B-2. In the midst of the impersonation, B-2, at a distance, 
is injured in an accident and expected to die. Great newspaper publicity is given 
the incident (1151) (1258). 



155 

Craftiness PLOTTO Enterprise 1209-1215 



(50) Being Impelled by an Unusual Motive to Engage in 
Crafty Enterprise 

1209 

(a) (100) (673-*) 

A, a fugitive from justice, disguises himself and, as an Unknown, risks discovery 
and arrest to carry out a romantic enterprise (52b) (673*-**) (684 ch F-B to 
A) (915) (964b) 

(b) (420) (485) (949b) (1170) (1184) 

A, a Beau Brummel, wealthy and aristocratic, disappears inside a public wash 
room at a railway station with a suit case. When he reappears, he has trans- 
formed himself into a typical hoodlum. A checks his suit case and plunges into 
the underworld in quest of adventure (681b) (711b) 

(c) (820) (1212a) 

A, a fugitive from justice, succeeds by a stratagem in rescuing his pal, A-2, from 
the toils of the law (1179 ch A-5 to A-2) (1174) (1216) 

1210 

(898) (925-*) (858-*) 

A is told by his doctor that he has only three months to live * A. wealthy miser, 
told by his doctor that he has only three months to live, decides to spend all his 
money before he dies so none will be left for his heirs ** (751) (865) 

1211 

(440-*) (988) (1087) 

A, having committed a transgression, seeks to make restitution without betray- 
ing his guilt (440*-**) (422a) (1239) 

1212 

(a) (723 ch A to A-2 & A-5 to A) (981 tr A & A-2) 

A, for his own selfish reasons, gives aid to his friend, A-2, who is suffering mis- 
fortune (1218 tr A & A-2) (1209c) (1264) 

(b) (622 ch A to A-8 & SN to A) (1188) (1414b ch A to SN) 

A, for his own selfish reasons, pretends to be the long-lost son of wealthy A-8 (1200 
ch A-8 to SN) (1291a ch A to SN) 

(c) (1107b) (1181) (1146 ch A to A-9) 

A, seeking a job from A-9, refers A-9 to A-4 for a recommendation as to char- 
acter and ability, telling him A-4 can be reached at a prominent hotel at a cer- 
tain hour by phone * A, when A-4 is paged in a prominent hotel, answers the call, 
assumes the character of A-4 and gives himself such a flowery recommendation 
that he secures a job from A-9 ** (1008) (352a-*) 

1213 

(905) (927) 

A invents a fictitious servant, A-7 * A invents a fictitious servant, A-7, on whom 
he pretends to depend, and whose unreliability, while seeming to occasion A much 
embarrassment, is really a convenience to A ** (1423 ch AX to A-7) (1424a ch 
AX to A-7) (1216 tr A & A-2 & ch AX to A-7) 

1214 

(1129a ch A to A-5 & A-4 to A-2; 1268 ch A to A-5) 

A, friend of A-2, learns that A-2 is to be made the victim of a transgression. A 
discovers this too late to warn A-2, and determines to help him by secret enter- 
prise (834: (1227a) 

1215 
(1231) (1212a) 

A tries to make two pugilists, A-2 and A-8, who are fast friends, stage a spirited 
ring battle * A, for certain reasons, seeks to make enemies of two friends, A-2 & 
A-8 ** (273 ch A to A-8; 230-*) (1278a) 



156 

12i6-i223a Enterprise PLOTTO Craftinesi 

1216 

(86) (1148a ch A to A-2) 

A's friend, A-2, has invented a fictitious character, AX, for personal reasons * 
A, for personal reasons, impersonates the fictitious character, AX, invented by 
his friend, A-2 ** (1146 ch A-8 to AX) (1184) (1187) 

1217 

(a) (778) (1129a ch A-4 to A-8) (1144) 

A is a bold thief who wishes to hide his identity and appear free of ulterior mo- 
tives while carrying out an audacious robbery * A, a crook, pretends to be a lover 
of precious stones while calling on a collector of gems, A-8 ** (1143a ch A to A-8) 
(1166a) 

(b) (1026) (1139) 

A, the outcast son of F-A, seeks to borrow money of A-8 with the approval of 
F-A * A, seeking to borrow money of A-8 on the supposed approval of F-A, asks 
A-8 to call on F-A and secure authority to make the loan ** (1195) (1290b) 

(c) (1138) (1129a ch A-4 to B) 

A wishes to buy an object, X, in the possession of B. B will not sell X. A-5, a crook, 
steals X from B and tries to sell it to A (20a) (808a) 

1218 

(600) (639-*) 

A is captured by a brigand. A-5, and held for ransom * A's friend, A-2, plans 
to rescue A from a brigand, A-5, who is holding A for ransom, and he plans to 
make the rescue without paying the ransom ** (653) (1281) 

1219 

(1081) (1129c) 

A, secretly searching for a man of courage, stages a crafty enterprise in order to 
find a man of sufficient courage to face a dangerous test (1287 ch A to A-5) (793a 
ch A to A-5 & A-2 to A^ 

1220 

(a) (947) (1138) (1140 ch A-8 to B) 

A, craftily seeking gain, overcomes the opposition of B with the use of strong 
drink (738) (951) 

(b) (1157) (1220a) 

A is a grafter who forces B to help him in his grafting enterprises * A compels 
B to wander about the streets in rags, forlorn and weeping, with the idea of secur- 
ing money from guileless strangers ** (1159) (1192) (1204) 

1221 

(600) (652a) 

A is secretly drugged by enemies, A-5, A-5, A-5 * A, secretly drugged by enemies, 
A-5, A-5, A-5, is a drug addict and the potion has no effect; but A, realizing the 
attempt has been made, simulates unconsciousness to discover why it was made ** 
(664) (834) (835) 

1222 

(a) (266) (657) (1175b ch A to A-3) A believes A-3 guilty of a crime * A, 
as a means of forcing a confession of guilt from A-3, throws both himself and A-3 
into a situation where death for both of them seems imminent ** (1461a ch A to 
A-3) (1456 ch A-5 to A-3) 

(b) (635-*) (833) (1222a) A, by subtle enterprise, forces a confession of 
guilt from A-3, and thus wins success in a difficult undertaking (635*-** ch A-5 
to A-3) (894 ch A-5 to A-3^ (887a ch A to A-3) 

1223 

(a) (1090) (1102 ch A-2 to A-4) (1111b) 

A tries to discover what obstacles a certain person will meet and how he will react 
to them * A hires A-4 as a catspaw and sends him uninformed into various mis- 
adventures ** (1161 ch A to A-8) (1162 ch A-2 to A-4) (1163a) 



157 

Enterprise 1223b-1232 



(b) (77 ch A to A-4, A-3 to A-8 & F-B to A) (1081) 

A, in order to forward a certain enterprise, contrives a test of merit for two men, 
A-4 and A-8 * A pretends to disappear and to be in great danger, and so lures 
A-4 and A-8 into real danger in a quest for him ** (295a ch A to A-4) (209 ch A 
to A-4 & A-3 to A-8) 

1224 

(1146) (1162 ch A to A-2, A-2 to A & A-5 to A-8) 

A seeks for his own gain to impersonate a widower, A-8, who has a child. CH. 
A has no child but overcomes the handicap by a stratagem (1057b) (1167 ch A-5 
to A-8) (1147-* ch A to A-4 & X to CH) 

1225 

(429a) (734) (953) (1378 ch F-A to A & A to SN) 

A has taken up his quarters in a vacant house (74a-*) * A, taking refuge in a va- 
cant house and desiring to stay on secretly in the place, moves into the attic when 
the house is rented ** (719a) (1056) 

1226 
(79 ch A-3 to A-5) (600) (1275) 

A learns t hat he has been cast, by A-5, for the role of victim in a confidence game * 
A simulates guilessness in an attempt to lure designing A-5 to his own undoing ** 
(630) (1193 ch A-3 to A-5) 

1227 

(a) (252a) (704) (1214) 

A's friend, A-2, is waylaid and robbed by three men; and one of the men is A * 
A's friend, A-2, is robbed by A and A-5; then A, in turn, robs A-5 ** A robs A-5 
of valuables stolen from A-2, and returns the property to A-2 *** (867) (808a 
ch B to A-2) 

(b) (234a) (252a) 

A, in order to convince B that he is a man of courage, arranges with A-2 to stage 
a fake holdup with B the supposed victim* A appears during a fake holdup and 
"rescues" B ** (234b). (367b) 

(c) (234a) (252a) 

A hires a confederate, A-2. to abduct B * A hires A-2 to abduct B under pretense 
that she is to be held for ransom ** A "rescues" B during a mock abduction *** 
(367b) (81) 

1228 
(725 ch A-5 to A-3) (1447) 

A possesses knowledge inimical to A-3 * A is manoeuvered into jail by the poli- 
tically powerful A-3 in order to prevent A's information from causing A-3 any 
injury ** (623) (826) (829) 

1229 
(1057a^ (1430b) 

A find> Himself with a strange baby, CH, on his hands * A, with a strange baby, 
CH, on his hands, secretly leaves CH in the care of B, who has other children ** 
(249 ch B to B-8) (1154b ch B to B-8) 

1230 

(1268 ch A to A-5) (1311 ch A-3 to A-5) 

A is obsessed with a fear of burglars * A, obsessed with a fear of burglars, places 
a wax figure, X, in his bed at night and sleeps in a locked closet ** (1252 ch A to 
A-5 & A-8 to X) (1313b ch A-3 to A-5) 

1231 

(125a) (311) 

A wagers all his money on a boxing bout * A, wagering all his money on a boxing 
bout between A-2 and A-8, learns that the pugilists are fast friends and that neither 
will fight to win ** (606) (1215) 

1232 

(725 ch A to A-3 & A-5 to A) (998 ch A to A-3 & A-4 to A) 

A discovers that A-3 has knowledge of a secret that will bring disaster to A if re- 
vealed * A finds it necessary to abduct A-3 and hold him incommunicado ** (719a 
ch A to A-3) (875b ch A to A-3) (1130 ch A to A-3) 



158 

i233-12^0 Enterprise PLOT TO Craftiness 

1233 

(79) (804) (980-*) (985) (1265a tr A & A-3) 

A finds himself in danger because he has innocently undertaken the custodianship 
9f a mysterious package, X * A, in danger because he is the custodian of a myster- 
ious package, X, contrives a dummy package, X2, exactly counterfeiting X in 
appearance ** (980*-**) (1226) 

1234 

(838) (1046) (1050) 

A recovers property stolen from his friend, A-2 * A, recovering property stolen 
from his friend, A-2, seeks to restore it by stealth so A-2 will not know it has been 
out of his possession ** (786) (808a ch B to A-2) (1035 tr A & A-2) (1337) 

1235 

(1216) (1227a-*) 

A attempts to deceive -his friend, A-2, thinking to profit by the deception, but 
fails * A's friend, A-2, reaps a rich reward from a discovery he has made and offers 
to share with A; but A, knowing he is unworthy of such generosity, refuses it ** 
(1249) (1295) 

1236 

(213-* ch A to A-8, B to SR-A & A-7 to A) (1123; 126 ch B to B-3; 24a ch A to 
A-8 & B to SR-A; 262a ch B to SR-A & A to A-8) 

A, by trickery, prevents his sister, SR-A, from marrying A-8 * A, through de- 
ception involving his sister, SR-A, vans a large estate ** (1291a) (1295) (1443b) 

1237 

(a) (1314) (1316^ 

A pretends tolead a dissipated life * A pretends that he is "going to the dogs" in 
order to deceive his mortal enemy, A-3, and lead A-3 to believe he is not to be 
feared ** A, when his mortal enemy, A-3, is lulled by a false sense of security, 
strikes and kills *** (1039) (1311) 

(b) . (484b) (606) (631) 

A kills himself, but contrives to make his death appear accidental * A kills him- 
self in order that money, to be secured as life insurance, will take care of his press- 
ing obligations ** (802a ch A to A-6 & B to A) (952) 

[1] A closes himself inside his garage, starts the engine of his car, inhales the 
exhaust g&ses, and dies [2] A pretends to stall his automobile on the railroad track 
and is killed by a limited train [3] A while in a profuse perspiration from violent 
exercise deliberately exposes himself to the wintry air [4J A, on a hunting trip, is 
killed when his gun is "accidentally" discharged 



(654) (839 tr A «& A-2) (1074) A, a writer, slipping in his work as the years 
advance, draws on the material of his earlier days to keep himself going. The 
material exhausted, A dies (868 tr A & A-2) (Allegorical: 1348b) 

1239 

(1087) (1211) 

A, a crook, launches a benevolent enterprise as a means of making secret restitu- 
tion of his ill-gotten gains (882) (923) 

1240 

(449) (583b) 

B goes innocently with A-3, a friend, to pass a few days at a summer resort * B's 
friend, A-3, dies suddenly in his room in a summer resort hotel; and B, first to dis- 
cover A-3's death, flees secretly in order that her name may not be compromised ** 
(410) (1151) 



159 

Craftiness PLOTTO Enterprise 12^1-12^8 

1241 

(a) (?16) (1033) 

B undertakes, for extravagant pay, to carry out a secret investigation (1267b, c 
ch A to A-8) in which it is necessary for her to pretend to be deaf and dumb, and 
in which she must have a knowledge of "sign" language (677) (802b tr A & B) 
(890) (933) 

(b) (284) (871) (1220b ch A to F-B) 

B, compelled by her father, F-B, to engage in a distasteful enterprise, evades the 
enterprise by pretending to have suddenly been stricken deaf and dumb (676) 
(741) 

(c) (664 ch A to B) (1135b) 

B, engaged in an entei prise that might cause gossip or censure, escapes from a 
room by picking the lock of a door with a bent hairpin (669) (1151) 

1242 

(a) (470) (1033) 

B, a young woman engaged in an enterprise that might cause gossip or censure, 
defers to public opinion by a stratagem (84a) (86) (1025) (1158) 

(b) (117 ch F-A to B) (118 ch GF-A to B & B to B-8) 

B, wealthy relative of A, dies and leaves him a fortune provided he will not do a 
certain thing * A renounces an inheritance because of a distasteful obligation at- 
tached to it; and then, after giving up the inheritance, a codicil to the will restores 
it to him, stating that the supposed obligation was merely a "test of merit" ** 
(1041 ch A to B) (1462) 

1243 
(125a) (189) 

B subtly places obstacles in the path of A; obstacles which, when overcome, will 
profit A and develop his moral courage (188a) (814) 

1244 

(a) (241) (812b) 

B plans to forward an enterprise, but cannot do so openly and must resort to craft- 
iness (806 ch B-4 to B) (1241a, b, c) (1242a) (1243) 

(b) (152b) (946) (1220b-*) 

B, in order to forward a certain enterprise, assumes a fictitious name and secures 
the position of private secretary to A (666) (679) (826) 

1245 

(849) (173) (1343 ch A to B) B prevents a stranger, B-4, from buying an 
article, X, which, B is convinced, will bring her only misfortune, by tying to X 
a ticket labeled "sold" (89) (1400) 

1246 

(766) (908) (1105) B, daughter of M-B, falling into error, conducts herself 
unwisely and scorns admonition * B's mother, M-B, copies B's foolish conduct, 
thus giving B a visible demonstration of its absurdity ** (931) (933) 

''13) Seeking by Craftiness to Escape Misfortune 

1247 

(98) (658) (1177) (1185) 

A seeks craftily to keep the good opinion of the public * A closely guards an evil 
secret which, if known, would reflect upon his character and make impossible 
a cherished enterprise ** (1084) (1101) (1103) (1110) 

1248 

(756) (925-*) (1146) 

A is a doctor, who follows his honest profession by day, and makes it a "cover" 

for his activities as a burglar by night (660a) (712) (1031) 



160 

12^9-i259 Enterprise PLOTTO Craftiness 

1249 

(701) (1304) 

A attempts craftily to clear himself of a suspicion of robbery * A explains that 
he invested money, belonging to himself and A-2, in an enterprise that failed ** 
(1160) (1162) (1235) 

1250 

(280a) (655-*) _ (663) (607 ch A-2 to A-3) (1255b ch A-8 to A-3) 
A is helpless against an armed .enemy, A-3 * A pretends to be hors du combat for 
the purpose of luring his enemy, A-3, within arm's reach ** (1189 ch A-6 to A-3) 
(1222b) (1232) (1237a) 

1251 
(983) (998 ch A to A-8 & A-4 to A) 

A is aware that A-8 knows too much for his (A's) good * A gives A-8 money with 
which to take himself out of the country ** (1239) (1247) 

1252 

(1291b ch A-2 to A-8) (1290a ch A-2 to A-8) (1309b ch B to A & A-3 to A-8) 
A, to rid himself of the body of his murdered victim, A-8, and escape suspicion, 
hides the body in an old tomb (1291a) (1302) (1344-* ch A-2 to A-8) 

1253 

(1255a-**) (1265a) 

A is lured into a trap by A-3 * A, lured into a trap by A-3, has set a counter-trap 

for A-3 ** (1255**-***) (1261) (1272 ch A-9 to A-3) 

1254 

(1085) (1086) (1297) 

A, painting a house, finds the purse of B lying on a bench in the garden * A finds 
a purse which contains the key to B's strong box ** A rifles the safe of B, his em- 
ployer, and returns the key of the strong box to the place where he found it. But 
there is a smear of yellow paint on the key *** (1295) (1302) (1447 tr A 
& A-8) (1461a) 

1255 

(a) (75a) (1253) (1278a ch A-8 to A-3) 

A is inveigled into a gambling game by A-3 * A's enemy, A-3, lures A into a gamb- 
ling game and arranges for a fake police raid * A's enemy, A-3, arranges for a fake 
police raid on a gambling game; but A, secretly informed, has the police make a 
real raid (236) (280b) 

(b) (1029) (1043) (1128b) 

A is in a wild race with A-8 for a fortune * A's fortune depends on winning a race 
with A-8, and in reaching town and securing a certain document, X, before A-8 
can get his hands on it ** (711b-**) (685) (1250 ch A-3 to A-8) 

1256 

(903) (1029) (1257) A has a valuable work of art destroyed by a lady. B, in 
a tantrum * B, a very great personage, snatches A's cane and belabors him with 
it. A auctions off the cane as a priceless piece for a collection ** (814) 

1257 

(721) (938) 

A. a sculptor, models a bust of B (908) (1067-*) at B's order * B, displeased with 
the work of a sculptor. A, destroys a bust in an angry outburst ** (1256) (1395) 

1258 

(448) (1309b) 

B, a woman criminal arrested by A-6, a detective, seeks to eflfect her escape by 
artful strategy (3b) (10a) (16a) 

1259 
(974) (1267a ch A to A-5) 

B traps A-5, a thief, by telling him ner valuables are in a clothes closet — and then 
locking the closet (1335 ch A to A-5) (850b) 



161 

Craftiness PLOTTO Enterprise 1260-1267 



(14) Falling Into Misfortune Through the "Wiles of a 
Crafty Schemer 

1260 

(a) (1140) (1000-* ch A to A-8) 

A, rich and unscrupulous, has set his heart on acquiring a certain piece of ground * 
A desires property which A-8 refuses to sell; so A ruins A-8 financially and forces 
him to sell ** (1000*-**) (1443b) (1439b tr A & A-8) 

(b) (380 ch A to A-8 & A-3 to A) (898-*) 

A, rich and unscrupulous, craftily manoeuvers A-8 into debt * A, manoeuvering 
A-8 into debt, offers to cancel the debt if A-8 will agree to a certain proposition ** 
(48 tr A & A-8) (269 ch A-3 to A-8) 

1261 

(280a tr A & A-3) (1191 ch A-4 to A-3) 

A's confederate, B, with a woman's wiles, lures A-3 into a trap that has been set 

for him (1253 tr A & A-3) (1255a tr A & A-3) 

1262 

(96) (98) 

A represents guilt-masqueradmg-as-mnocence * A is mfluenced to engage in an 
enterprise that will bring about his punishment for transgression ** (753) (628) 
(1261 tr A & A-3) 

1263 
(447 ch A to A-8) (1293a) 

A discovers an evil secret of B's past * A decides to use secret information for 
blackmailing purposes ** (870b ch A-5 to A) (1309a) 

1264 

(1168-* tr A & A-2) n277b ch A to A-2) (1288-*) 

A persuades his friend. A-2, to undertake a hazardous piece of work — and does 
not tell him it is hazardous (1168 tr A <% A-2) (1265a ch A-3 to A-2) (1288*-**) 
(1272 ch A to A-2 & A-9 to A) (1275 ch A to A-2 & A-5 to A) 

1265 

(a) (75a tr A & A-3) (1264 ch A-2 to A-3) 

A, seeking to obtain unfair advantage of A-3, induces him to take charge of some 
contraband goods, knowing he will be apprehended (623 ch A to A-3) (1154b 
ch A to A-3 & B-3 to A) 

(b) (174; 816a) (711a) 

A's rival, A-3, when A fails to join him in an enterprise as agreed, carries out the 
enterprise alone (603a ch A-2 to A-3) (701 ch A to A-3 & A-2 to A) 

1266 

(98 ch A to A-3; 1326) (554) 

A's enemy, A-3, is a connoisseur of wines * A, by working on A-3's pride as a con- 
noisseur of wines, lures him into a wine vault where he is faced with death ** (1311-*) 
(1311) (1325 ch B to A & A to A-3) 

1267 

(a) , (409 tr A & A-3) (1314 tr A & A-3) 

A, influenced to carry out an enterprise, falls into a trap — a trap of mysterious 
dangers unknown to him (1264 ch A to A-8 & A-2 to A) (1265a ch A to A-8 & 
A-3 to A) (1266 tr A & A-3) 

(b) (1241a) (1267c) 

A, a miser who is deaf and dumb, is made a prisoner in his home by A-5, who seeks 
to force him to reveal the whereabouts of hidden wealth (885a) (890) 

(c) (1278b ch A to A-8) (1438b) 

A, deaf and dumb, is dying and desires to make a will. The lawyer who has been 
summoned, A-8, thinks chicanery is afoot, and hires B to go with him to read A's 
"sign language" (1432) (1461b ch A to B & AX to A) 



162 

i268-i277a Enterprise PLOTTO Craftiness 

1268 

(1023) (1024) 

A's plan to commit a robbery becomes known, and a trap is laid for him at the 

scene of the intended crime (637) (664) 

1269 

(831) (832 tr A & A-2) 

A discovers his friend, A-2's, secret transgression * A informs the authorities of 
his friend, A-2's, secret transgression and receives the reward for A-2's capture ** 
(1039 ch A to A-2 & A-3 to A) (1313a tr A & A-2) (1313b ch A to A-2 & A-3 
to A) 

1270 
(825) (1024 ch A to NW) 

A disapproves of his nephew, NW; and A, sick unto death, sends for a lawyer, 
A-8, to draw his will * A's nephew, NW, tricks A into thinking that he is A-8, the 
lawyer who has come to draw A's will ** (117 ch A to NW & F-A to A) (1432) 

1271 

(1180) (1184) 

A pretends to be a novelist, A-4, writing a burglar story * A, a crook, pretends 
to be a novelist, A-4, writing a burglar story; and a banker, A-8 (1177 ch A to A-8), 
obligingly gives A information about his own bank vaults ** (1174) (1251 tr A 
& A-8) (1253 ch A-3 to A-8) 

1272 

(604 ch A-8 to A-9) (1267a) (1264 ch A to A-9 & A-2 to A) 

A, at the instigation of A-9, unknowingly commits a crime * A, innocent, is ar- 
rested for a crime; and his employer, A-9, testifies against him ** (866; 1322 ch 
A-3 to A-9) (329 ch A-2 to A-9; 850a) 

1273 

(922b) (1082b) (1389b) A is selling luck charms among a superstitious people * 
A, selling luck charms in a town, is denounced by the mayor of the town, A-9, as 
an imposter because A has not "crossed A-9's palm with silver" ** (1220a ch B 
to A-9) (1278e ch A-8 to A-9) 

1274 

(689) (937) • (1289b-*) A, seeking to convert a savage people to Christianity, 
has all his efforts set at naught by A-3, a witch doctor * A smashes an idol, X, 
supposed by a savage people to be a god, and immediately good fortune comes to 
the tribe. A-3 is discredited ** (973) (1289b*-***) (1319b tr A & A-3) 

(52) Encountering a Would-Be Transgressor and Seeking 
to Prevent a Transgression 

1275 

(572) (708) 

A, supposed to be dead, assumes a fictitious name * A, supposed dead, discovers 

an imposter, A-5, using his name and pretending that he is A ** (658) (1226) 

1276 

(612) (1191 ch A to A-5 & A-4 to A) 

A detects A-5 cheating at cards, and denounces him; in the fight that follows, 

A-5 is killed (750) (1017 ch A^to A-6 & A-5 to A) 

(51) Devising a Clever and Plausible Delusion in Order to 
Forward Certain Ambitious Plans 



(a) (568c) (1291b ch A-2 to A-3) (1316) (1341 ch A-4 to A-3) 

A, to escape suspicion, places the body of A-3, the man he has slain, on a railroad 

track in an attempt to make it appear that A-3 was killed by a train (1247) (1332) 



163 

Craftiness PLOTTO Enterprise 1277b-1282 

(b) (952) (1085) 

A craftily fosters the delusion of his own death * A, by a stratagem, fosters the 
delusion of his own death in an attempt to realize money on his life insurance ** 
(1211) (1222a tr A & A-3) (1239) 

1278 

(a) (125a) (126) 

A, counseled by artful B, makes use of important papers belonging to A-8 (1054) 
in forwarding a certain enterprise (110-2) (1278c) 

(b) (153-*) (1461d) 

A sends a package to B, by messenger * B-3, lurking in the doorway of B, pretends 
to be B and receipts for a package delivered by messenger ** (218b) (153*-**) 
(826 ch A to A-3 & B to B-3) 

(c) (125a) (1278a) 

A, by chance, receives confidential information sent by A-4 to A-8 * A, by using 
confidential information, convinces A-8 of his supposed ability and secures a posi- 
tion at a gO(»d salary ** (225) (367b) 

(d) (1143a ch A to A-4; 1144) (1188-*) 

A, pretending to be seriously ill, is befriended by wealthy A-4. A-8, a doctor, is 
called in by A-4, and he informs A privately that he is an imposter * A is discovered 
by A-8, a doctor, to be shamming illness. By collusion, they foster A's preten- 
sions, whereby A secures bed and board from wealthy A-4. and A-8 secures a fat 
fee ** (698 ch A to A-4; 1378 ch A to A-4; 1212b ch A-8 to A-4) (1166a) 

(e) (1212a ch A to A-8 & A-2 to A) (1273 ch A-9 to A-8) 

A. a confidence man selling "luck charms," finds his business languishing because 
miserly and influential A-8 has warned the people_ that his wares are a delusion * 
A agrees to go "fifty-fifty" with respectable and influential but miserly A-8; and 
A-8 recommends the luck charms A is selling, and A's business flourishes (1222a 
ch A-3 to A-8) (1232 ch A-3 to A-8) 

1279 

(a) (124-*) (135) 

B, middle-aged, is so adept in the arts of the toilette, that she keeps her beauty 
youthful and blooming. Apparently in her early twenties, she is really in her 
late forties (lib) (103) (124*-**) 

(b) (1048) (1304) 

B seeks to recover, by stratagem, wealth which was stolen from her oy r\. * B steals 
softly into the room of A, who is spending the night at her home, and appropriates 
a bag of jewels that is under A's pillow ** B fires a revolver and pretends she is 
shooting at a thief who got away in the night *** (701) (1309b ch A-3 to A^ (1309a) 

(53) Opposing tne Plans of a Crafty Schemer 

1280 

(1254 ch A to A-3) (1303 ch A-9 to A-3) (1305 ch A-5 to A-3) 
A catches his enemy, A-3, red-handed in a transgression * A, who "has the goods" 
on A-3, keeps his information from the authorities and holds A-3 in his power 
and subject, through fear of the law, to his will ** (1265a tr A & A-3) (1323b) 

1281 

(1218) (1085) 

A, captured by A-5 and taken to a secret place, is being held for ransom * A's 
friend, A-2, captures B, daughter of A-5, and makes overtures to exchange B for 
A, whom A-5 is holding for ransom ** (885a ch A to A-2) (3a-* ch A to A-2) 

1282 

(1093 ch A to A-6) (1174) 

A, a crook, commits a robbery and escapes in woman's clothes * A had loeal fame 
as a female impersonator; and A-6, a detective, makes use of this fact as a clue in 
apprehending A for transgression ** (651) (712) 



164 

4283-1 289b Enterprise PLOTTO Craftiness 

1283 

(1181) (1268) (1440 ch A to A-2; 1077) 

A discovers where a certain object, X, small but immensely valuable, has been 
concealed *A, to secure a certain object, X, must proceed warily and without 
arousing suspicion ** (1146) (1166a, b) 

1284 

(983 ch A to A-5 & A-8 to A) (997 ch A-2 to A-5) (1011) 

A, a detective, captures a criminal, A-5, who was once an old friend of his * A, 
a detective, owes A-5, a criminal he has captured, a sum of money which he has 
not been able to repay; and A-5 hopes to make use of the debt in securing his re- 
lease from custody ** A, a detective, gives A-5, a crirninal he has captured, a writ- 
ten order for the reward offered for A-5's apprehension; thus A, having paid the 
debt, takes A-5 to jail *** (1209c ch A to A-5) (1319a ch A-3 to A-5 & tr A & A-5) 

(20) Becoming Involved with Conditions in which 
Misfortune is Indicated 

1285 

(a) (1123) (1127) (1289c-*) 

A plans by crafty enterprise to secure a rich inheritance (1289c*-**) (1197) 
(1201) (1285b) (1290a, b) 

(b) (988) (1002) 

A, unknown to B, holds a large sum of money in trust ior her * A, desperately in 
need, secretly appropriates to his own use money belonging to B ** (422a) (1295) 
(647 ch A-5 to A) 

(c) (680a) (1248) 

A, a "dumm> chucker," pretends to have a fit on the walk in front of the man- 
sion of A-4, a wealthy man * A, a crook, pretends to have a fit, and is befriended 
by A-4, who calls in a doctor, A-8, to attend to him ** (711c) (1278d) 

1286 

(600) (1451d) 

A finds the fly leaf of the Bible owned by his father, F-A * A finds evidence to 

prove that his father, F-A, is dead ** (802b ch B to F-A) (1018) 

1287 

(1019) (1219 ch A to A-8) 

A is threatened with violence if he carries out an enterprise connected with his 
profession * A, in the face of threats, carries out a certain enterprise and discovers 
that the threats were merely a stratagem to prove his courage ** (1006a) (1223b 
ch A to A-9 & A-4 to A) 

1288 

(245 ch A-3 to A-2) (380 ch A-3 to A-2) (1267a ch A to A-2) 
A challenges his friend (really his enemy), A-2, to a mock duel, the pistols to be 
loaded with blank cartidges — a performance ostensibly for the entertainment 
of their friends * A, in what is supposed to be a mock duel with A-2, falls at the 
first exchange of shots, craftily killing himself in such a way that it appears the 
killing was done by A-2 ** (603a tr A & A-2) (624 ch A to A-2) 

1289 

(a)_ (830 ch A to A-2) (1199-* ch A to SN) 

A is a wealthy man whom sharpers, A-5. A-5, are seeking to influence to disinherit 

a son, SN (1199*-** ch A to SN) (1432 ch NW to SN) (1432) 

(b) (687) (689) (1274-*) 

A, a white man among savages, seeks to avert a calamity by prayer * A's enemy, 

A-3, seeks to avert a calamity by an incantation ** A, by prayer, and A-3, by an 

incantation, seek to avert a calamity. The calamity is averted *** (1274*-**) 

(197) 



165 

Craftiness PLOTTO Enterprise 1289c-1289d 

(c) (490b ch A-2 to U) (1057b) (1285a) 

A's rich uncle, U, promises to leave his wealth to A when A and his wife, B, shall 
be blessed with a son and heir * A, seeking by strategy to secure a rich inheritance, 
fails in his plans when his uncle, U, discovers A's "son and heir" to be a girl ** 
(781 ch A to U) (867 ch A-2 to U) 

(d) (1124) (1337 ch A to A-6 & A-2 to A) (1341) 

A is so worried about a certain secret enterprise that, in his absent-minded mo- 
ments, he pencils, on anything that happens to be convenient, diagrams that 
offer a clue to the enterprise * A's secret is discovered by A-6, who craftily makes 
use of clues furnished unwittingly by A himself ** (1011 ch A to A-6 & A-5 to A) 
1284 ch A to A-6 & A-5 to A) 



166 

1290-1296 Enterprise PLOTTO Transgression 

^21) Falling Into Misfortune Through Mistaken Judgment 

1290 

(a) (1001a) (1285a) 

A kills A-2 who is about to marry his sister, SR-A, in order that he may inherit 
wealth possessed by SR-A (51a, b) (1252 ch A-8 to A-2) 

(b) (1195) (1217b) 

A, profligate son of wealthy F-A, cast off and disowned, murders F-A then poses 
as F-A in an attempt to secure F-A's property * A, posing as F-A, is unmasked 
when discovered removing F-A's clothes ** (705) (1006a ch A to A-8 & A-5 to A) 

1291 

(a) (1236) (1277a. b) (1278c) (1290a) 

A commits a transgression and escapes unsuspected * A, committing a transgres- 
sion and escaping unsuspected, is so tortured by conscience that he has to give 
himself up and confess ** (802b ch A to A-6) (803a ch A to A-6) (787 ch A to 
A-8) 

(b). (1276 ch A-5 to A-2) (1269) 

A, in a drunken brawl, quarrels with A-2 * A, recovering sense and reason after 
a drunken brawl, discovers A-2 dead at his feet and thinks he has killed him ** 
(1168) (1183) (1277a ch A-3 to A-2) 

(c) (1000) (1432 ch A to F-A & NW to A) 

A's estate has been in his family for hundreds of years and it is an unwritten law 
of the family that it is to be held intact * A commits a transgression when he sells 
a piece of woodland, part of an inherited estate ** (1353) (1358) 

1292 

(3a) (397) (448; 

B seeks happiness as a retormed transgressor * B, seeking happiness as a reformed 

transgressor, has her old transgression discovered ** (359) (665) (669) 

1293 

(a) (179a, c) (532a) 

B forges the name of her father, F-B, to a note in order to secure money for a cer- 
tain purpose * B forges the name of her father, F-B, to a note. Unknown to B, 
F-B dies suddenly before the date of the note ** (69) (410) 

(b) (668) (993) (1033) 

B secretly borrows on property she is holding in trust in order to forward a cer- 
tain enterprise (669) (743b) (801) (921) (946) 

(c) (532a) (659) (1308) 

B, in order to carry out a certain enterprise, sells a valuable heirloom, X, confided 
to her for safe-keeping by A (1440 ch A to B; 1384 ch B to B-4) (1204) 

1294 

(446a) (448) (1309b) 

B cornmits a transgression in order to conceal a less serious transgression * B, 
committing one transgression in order to hide another, is apprehended for her 
crime, brought to trial and sentenced ** (1308; 1309a) (1293c; 1309a) 

(20) Becoming Involved with Conditions in which 
Misfortune is Indicated 

1295 

(1110) (1236) (1254) (1285b) 

A, suffering remorse because he has committed a transgression, seeks to make 

restitution (422a) (842a) (1160) (1211) 

1296 

(1021b) (923) A, a prospector, discovers gold * A, a prospector, makes a rich 
"strike". Of right he should share his discovery with his partner, A-2, but de- 
cides to exploit his discovery for himself alone ** (701) (1235) (1291b) 



167 

Transgression PLOT TO Enterprise 1297-1307 

1297 

(111) (113) (484b-*) (723) 

A, a poor man going about his honest duties, is suddenly aflForded the opportunity 
to commit a secret transgression whereby he will acquire great gain without in- 
curring suspicion * A fights against the temptation to acquire gain through trans- 
gression ** (484b*-**) (1278c) (1254) 

1298 

(900; 31) (922b) (954) 

A is a notorious outlaw, at ^arge and craftily avoiding apprehension (52b) (100) 

(651) (673) (699a) (722 ch A to A-6 & A-5 to A) (883) 

1299 

(1123 ch SR-A to A-8) vii27 en CN to A-8 & A-8 to A-4) 

A seeks to acquire a rich estate in spite of A-8's legal rights (1236 ch SR-A to B-8) 

(1290a ch A-2 to A-8 & SR-A to B-8) 

1300 

(1277b) (1291b) 

A has committed a crime and fled to escape the consequences * A finds it import- 
ant that he show himself where he is known; but it is also important that he re- 
main in hiding ** (699a) (955) (1013) 

1301 

(1277a) (1282) (1285) (1289b-*) 

A seeks to evade the legal consequences of a crime he has committed (866) (883) 

(887a) (923) 

1302 
(1291c) (1340) a341) 

A, a transgressor, seeks to forget a transgression, but a certain object, X, (or cir- 
cumstance) continually reminds him of it (1344) (1355) (1360) (1365) (1366) 

1303 

(802b) (803a) (1114) 

A discovers secretly that his employer, A-9, is murderer and a fugitive from 

justice (725 ch A-5 to A-9) (596 ch A-5 to A-9) (854) 

1304 

(1079) (1085 ch A-2 to B) 

A and A-2 are placer mining m partnership * A, under cover of night, takes all 
the wealth belonging to both himself and A-2 and decamps with it ** (488b) (701) 
(1048) (1160) 

1305 

(968) (970) (1111b) 

A captures a burglar, A-5, who is looting his house (1234) (1451b ch A-8 to A-5) 

(1460 ch A-4 to A-5) 

1306 

<.68) (658) 

A, a minister of the gospel, errs secretly on his human side and commits a moral 
transgression * A, highly placed and universally respected, protects his reputa- 
tion by keeping a moral lapse a close secret (951) (1110) (1291a) 

1307 

(616) (898) A, in his safe, has _ fortune in valuables. During his absence, 
crooks, A-5, A-5, A-5, attempt to open the safe and loot it of its contents * B (666) 
(152b) (921), A's secretary, is made a prisoner by crooks, A-5, A-5, A-5, when 
they fail to open A's safe ** (144) (801) (885b) (1010) 



168 

1308-1309 Enterprise PLOTTO Transgression 

308 

(988) (1002) 

B's guardian. A, appropriates to his own use the property of B * B, engaged in 
carrying out an enterprise, finds that she must give it up for lack of funds when 
her guardian. A, misappropriiates her resources ** (642-*'> (739) (812a) (850 
ch A to A-8) 

1309 

(a) (407) (890) (947) 

B, seeking to protect herself from A, shoots and kills him (60) (887a ch A to B & 
A-3 to A) 

(b) (400) (483b) (495) (126 ch A to A-3) 

B's friend, A-3, mysteriously disappears (770a ch A to A-3) (1277b ch A to A-3) 
while in B's company * B is arrested on suspicion of having murdered A-3 ** (635 
ch A to B) (648) 



169 

Revenge PLOT TO Enterprise 1310-1319 

(21) Falling Into Misfortune Through Mistaken Judgment 

1310 

(66a. b, c) (433a) (1320 tr A & A-8) 

A seeks by craftiness to be revenged on B * A, seeking revenge against B, over- 
reaches himself ** (647 ch A-5 to A) (648) (669 ch A-5 to A) (818a tr A & A-4) 

1311 

(1237a) (1317 ch A-8 to A-3) 

A revenges himself upon an enemy, A-3 * A revenges himself upon an enemy, A-3, 

unaware of the fact that A-3 is his brother ** (1039) (1319a) 

(46) Seeking Retaliation for a Grievous Wrong that is 
Either Real or Fancied 

1312 

(695b ch A to A-8) (696 ch A to A-8) 

A's relative, A-8, has been grievously wronged by the authorities of their common 

country * A seeks revenge against his country for a grievous wrong ** (1372a, b) 

1313 

(a) (139) (446b) (601) . 

A seeks revenge upon his friend, A-2 * A and his friend, A-2, are of high and hon- 
or-ed station: and A, seeking revenge against A-2, must conceal his purpose and 
proceed by mdirection ** (1216) (1260a ch A-8 to A-2) (1264) (1265 ch A-3 
to A-2) (1269) (1288) 

(b) (79) (557a) (1142a) (1275 ch A-5 to A-3) (1277b) 

A, supposed to be dead, plays the role of a ghost * A, supposed dead, plays the role 
of ghost and, as a method of reprisal, haunts his enemy, A-3 ** (1291a ch A to A-3) 
(1334a ch A to A-3) (1332 ch A to A-3) (1344 ch A to A-3 & A-2 to A) (1358 
ch A to A-3) 

1314 
(1003) 

A has no personal enmity against A-3, but he is caught in the toils of a family 
feud and his obligation requires that he kill A-3 (1109) (1309a ch B to A & A 
to A-3) (912b) 

1315 
(123 ch F-B to A-3) (245) (1109-*) 

A seeks revenge against A-3 for a disrespectful remark against A's family (1109*-**) 
(840 tr A & A-2) (1222a) 

1316 

(1323c ch A to A-3 & A-8 to A) (1333a ch A to A-3) 

A seeks revenge against A-3 for a persecution that results in the death of A's par- 
ents and sisters (433a) (1039) (1237a) (1277a) 



(313 ch F-B to A-8) (171; 223 ch F-B to A-8) 

A, a poor young man, inspired by anger and a desire for revenge, seeks to ruin 

wealthy A-8, a powerful captain of industry (780) (1319 ch A-3 to A-8) 



(79) (247 ch A to A-3) (411b) (567) 

A seeks revenge against A-3 for a terrible wrong * A, seeking revenge against A-3, 

discovers after a long search that A-3 is dead ** (433a) 

1319 

(a) (567-*) (1269 ch A to A-3 & A-2 to A) A. in order to be revenged upon 
his enemy, A-3, manufactures an infernal machine, X * A sends an infernal machine, 
X, to his enemy, A-3, and it falls into the hands of A's friend, A-2 ** (987) (1344) 

(b) (887b) (300; 887b) A constructs a deadly trap in a place where, he thinks, 
his enemy, A-3, will fall into it * A sets a trap for A-3, but A-2 is caught in it ** 
(653 ch A to A-2 & A-5 to A) (728 ch CH to A-2) 



170 

1320-1326 Enterprise PLOTTO Revenge 

1320 

(818a-*) (1138) (1310 ch A to A-8) 

A is a malefactor of small pretensions, a down-and-outer of striking physical ap- 
pearance masked by rags and squalor * A, down and out, is hired by A-8, a re- 
vengeful rich man, to wear evening clothes, appear at a social gathering and act 
as a catspaw in carrying out a vicious scheme of reprisal ** (818a*-** ch A-4 to 
A-8) (1217c ch A to A-8 & A-5 to A) 

1321 



(812a ch B to SR-A) (1326 ch B to SR-A) 



v^^~c ^^ ^ „^ ^^^^x/ UO'^o en D xo OK.-A; 

A seeks revenge for a wrong committed against his sister, SR-A * A, seeking re- 
venge for a wrong committed against his sister, SR-A, has difficulty in discovering 
the name of the wrong-doer ** (737c ch Bto SR-A & A to A-8) (801 ch B to SR-A) 

1322 

(567) (1228) 

A seeks to be revenged on A-3* but A-3 is powerful and constantly on his guard 

against A (1222a) (1237a) 

1323 

(a) (433a) (662 ch A-2 to A-3) (1323b) 

A, seeking revenge against B-3 for a wrong committed by her husband, A-3, who 
is dead, finds that B-3 treasures A-3's memory most sacredly, unaware of his evil 
character * A could destroy the beautiful love and devotion of B-3, for her dead 
husband, A-3, by telling her the sort of man A-3 was ** A, in a spiritual victory, 
decides to forego a cherished enterprise and spare an innocent woman her happy 
but mistaken ideals *** 

(b) (157) (260a) 

A, prosperous and successful, is hated by a rival, A-3 * A is brought under sus- 
picion as a political conspirator through the craftiness of a rival, A-3 ** (715c) 
(829) (1280) 

(c) (1310 ch B to A-8) (1317) 

A commits an act of reprisal against A-8 with more serious results than he had 
intended [1] A blows up a dam and sends a flood of released waters down on the 
home of A-8 [2] A sends an infernal machine to the home of A-8 [3] A sends a box 
of poisoned candy to the home of A-8 (797) (1298) (817) 

1324 

(a) (1324b-*) (1299 ch A to A-3) (1261 tr A & A-3) 

A's enemy, A-3, craftily seeks to encompass the death of A * A, by subtle enter- 
prise, brings upon A-3 the fate A-3 was seeking to bring upon him ** (1324b*-**) 
(1250) (1253) (1267a ch A to A-3) 

(b) (1324a) (1310 ch A to A-3 & B to A) (1313a ch A to A-3 & A-2 to A) 

A is sent abroad with a companion, A-3. A-3 bears a letter to a clique of power- 
ful conspirators, A-5, A-5, A-5, ordering the death of A * A secretly examines 
a letter in the possession of A-3, his traveling companion, and discovers that the 
letter is his own death warrant. A carefully erases his own name and fills in the 
name of A-3 ** (1262 ch A to A-3) (1313b ch A-3 to A-8) 

1325 

(98) (605) (1422b) 

B, suffering a grievous injury at the hands of A, seeks to kill him by making use 
of a certain odor which A regards with superstitious fear (1268) (1445) 

1326 

(162b) (225 ch A to A-8) 

B, wronged, is helpless in reprisal; her friend. A, champions her cause (188b) (294a; 

294b) 



171 

Revenge PLOTTO Enterprise 1327-1329 

1327 

(1324b-*) (1323b) 

A, high born, falls under the ban of death as a political conspirator in his native 
country * A evades a conspiracy aimed at his life and escapes to a distant land ** 
(1324b*-**) (1329) 

1328 
(98) (246a) 

B seeks revenge as a lofty conception of duty — and comes to her death while seek- 
ing it (746) (802b) (893) 

1329 
(777) (942) (1327) 

A, an aristocrat, is trailed and spied upon by enemies, A-3, A-3, A-3, seeking his 
life * A disguises himself as a hoodlum and lives in the underworld as a means of 
escaping enemies, A-3, A-3, A-3, who are seeking his life ** (1225) (1275) (1324a) 



172 

1330-1337 Enterprise PLOTTO Mystery 

(21) Falling Into Misfortune Through Mistaken Judgment 

1330 

(853) (900-*) (1150) 

A, dabbling in things he does not understand, seeks to accomplish wonderful re- 
sults * A, involving himself recklessly in matters he does not understand, succeeds 
only in making himself ridiculous ** (231) (513) (900*-**) (1111b) 

1331 

(98) (565) (568b) (1342a) 

A, with a fearful oath declares: "I will see home to-night in spite of the storm, or 

I will never see home!" * A, homeward bound, drives and drives; and he is still 

driving, no nearer his home than he was when he first started ** (545) (789) 

(1345) 

1332 
(1061) (1078) (1132) (1344) 
A flees from a pursuer who is wholly imaginary (855) (857) (1104) 

1333 

(a) (96) (387-*) (1113) (1310) 

A, a chemist, with the use of subtle poisons, develops a flower of unusual color 
and beauty * A gives B, who loves flowers, some of his rare blooms — with un- 
happy results ** (387*-**) (371) 

(b) (1410) (1384 ch B to A) 

A, with a hobby for collecting curios, presents B with an old, hand painted minia- 
ture * The miniature of a beautiful woman, framed in gold, containing a mechanism 
by which a needle, steeped in poison, is thrown out of the painted face. The 
minature to be worn "next the heart" ** (1461b) (1433c) (1438b ch A to B) 



(a) (475) (576a) (872 ch B to A) (1064) (1132) 

,A is haunted by a delusion that arouses superstitious fear and causes him to give 
up an enterprise (1350) (1351) (1356) 

(b) (603b. c. d) 

A's friend, A-2, is killed in an accident at A's side * A, superstitious, believes he 
is haunted by the ghost of his friend, A-2 ** (827) (830 tr A and A-2) (839 tr 
A & A-2) 

(c) (1277b ch A to A-2) (1348b ch A to A-2) 

A's friend, A-2, is mysteriously murdered * A seeks to discover the murderCiT of 
his friend, A-2 ** (1222a) (833) 

1335 

(74a) (513) (1248) (1283) 

A, seeking to carry out a certain enterprise, climbs into a building and suddenly 
discovers that the room he has entered is a trap; all windows bar themselves, and 
the stout door locks against him (636) (1272) 

1336 

(922b) (1150) 

A, a needy person, picks up two pairs of cast-off shoes, one pair discarded by a 
clergyman, and the other pair by a man of reckless nature and "shady" reputation * 
A, in one pair of shoes, is meek and circumspect in his behavior; when wearing 
another pair he is wild and profligate ** (What would happen if he wore one of 
each pair?) (1084) (1134) (1148a) 



(750) (1234) A stumbles 9ver the body of a murdered man, A-8 * A, stealthily 
entering the house of his friend, A-2, finds the body of a murdered man, A-8 ** 
(808a ch B to A-8) (807) (820) (833) 



173 

Mystery PLOT TO Enterprise 1338-13^4? 

1338 

(1215 ch A-8 to A) (1344) 

A, a pugilist, believes that A-2, a friend whom he killed by a chance blow in a 
practice bout, is present in the ring every time he has a battle (602) (1357) 

1339 

(1129b ch A to A-4 & A-5 to A) (1129c ch A to A-4 & A-5 to A) 

A is a transgressor posing as an honest man * A is hired by A-4 to recover stolen 

property which, unknown to A-4, was stolen by A himself ** (1193 ch A-3 to A-4) 

(1209a) 

1340 

(623 ch A to A-4) (1080) (1301 ch A to A-4) 

A a reporter, writing up an imaginary interview as fact, quotes A-4 as being in 
town on a certain day * A-4, accused of a crime, establishes an alibi through an 
interview innocently faked by a reporter, A ** (635 ch A to A-4) (1302) (1203 
ch A to A-4) 

1341 
(1027) (1277a ch A-3 to A-4) 

A murders a stranger, A-4, in a lonely wood where the soil is of a peculiar color, 
unlike any other soil for miles around. A sulks back home with the mud on his 
shoes (467) (1302) 

1342 

(a) (1357-*) (1374-*) (1389) 

A, staring at a certain object, X, falls under a spell which leads him to believe 
certain events are transpiring — events that are partly true but mostly grotesquely 
false (265a) (633) (1358)_ (1361b) (1357*-**) (1374*-**) (1375) Note: [1] 
X is a small image, a peculiar idol, that has such a strange fascination for A that 
he keeps it always before him on his writing desk; or [2] X is a mirror. A little 
cloud appears on the face of in old mirror, then disappears, leaving mysterious 
persons and scenes on the glass; or [3] X is a green stone, a beautiful piece of jade, 
on which are engraved characters signifying "Bakht," Persian for "good luck" 

(b) (1291a) (1301) (1311) (1324a) (1449 ch A-2 to A-3) 

A supposes he has murdered A-3; then, suddenly, A-3 appears before him (1366) 
(1375) 

1343 

(1380). (1282a-*) (1383) 

A carries in his pocket a queer object of mystery, X * A, apparently as the result 
of carrying in his pocket a queer object of mystery, X, experiences all sorts of 
misfortunes.** (595) (596) (597) (1352) (1377b) (1382*-**) Note: [l] X 
is a large silver watch, engraved with queer inscriptions, considered a tailsman 
by the tribe of wandering Arabs from whom it was stolen; or [2] X is a Chinese 
coin; or [3] X is a dried "button" of the mescal plant. See [3] 1342 

1344 

(683) (1291b) 

A has a delusion that he is haunted by A-2 * A believes that the blood of A-2 is 

on his hands ** (633) (794) 

1345 
(53) (567a) (683) (887b) (681a) 

A is under the delu-^ion that he lives in a chaotic world, such a world as is pictured 
by pessimists (1331) (1332) (1351) 

1346 

(723 ch A-5 to A-3) (735-* ch A-8 to A-3) (764) (775 ch A-7 to A-3) 
A, in early life, killed A-3 in the heat of passion by striking him with the weighted 
handle of a riding crop. A, unsuspected, escapes from the scene of the tragedy * 
A, a man of wealth and influence, holds his place in society by closely guarding 
a tragic secret ** (1263 ch A to A-7 & B to A) (1269 ch A to A-7 & A-2 to A) 
(1114 ch A to A-7 & A-9 to A) 

1347 
(853) (855). (858) 

A, seeking sincerely to investigate psychic phenomena, begins unconsciously to 
mix truth with delusion (633) (1357) (1375) 



174 

13^8-1355 Enterprise PLOTTO Mystery 

1348 

(a) (899) (925) (715a-*) 

A's mortal pride would transgress the Divine Power; so fate, seeking to discipline 
A. materializes a spirit, AX, in A's image * A's property and high place in the 
world are appropriated by AX, and v/hen A would claim his earthly possessions, 
he is treated as an imposter ** (681b) (715a*-***) (918b) 

(b) (1387) (1389b) (1418a; 1433b) 

A invents a mechanical giant, AX, and endows it with life * A, inventing a me- 
chanical giant, AX, and endowing it with life, is pursued by AX and brought to 
his death ** 

1349 

(98; 1326 ch A t9 A-7) (1177) (1178) (1262) 

A represents guilt-masquerading-as-innocence * A, representing guilt-masquer- 
ading-as-innocence, is influenced by his valet, A-7, through a curiosity-arousing 
suggestion, to visit a certain place where, unknown to A, a deadly trap has been 
laid for him ** (1266 ch A-3 to A-7) (1267a) (1266 ch A to A-7 & A-3 to A) 

1350 

(567a) (857) 

A thinks himself obsessed with a fear of speeding automobiles, and that the cars 
that are trying to run him down are phantom cars * A, in order to disprove a fan- 
cied hallucination, deliberately throws himself in front of a speeding automobile 
which he supposes to be a phantom ** (634) (1375) 

1351 

(1019) (1078) (1334a) 

A decides that what he has come to consider a danger is merely a fancied danger 
inspired by fear * A, in order to shatter his fear complex, plunges into a supposed 
fancied danger that proves to be real ** (1350) (1367a) (1374) 

1352 

(1343). (1347) (1380) 

A is given a small object of mystery, X, by a stranger, A-4, and assured that its 
possession will bring misfortune* A, carrying in his pocket a small object of mys- 
tery, X, is harried by ill-luck and comes to believe in the malefic powers of X ** 
A. meeting A-4, a man who gave him a small object of mystery, X, which has 
brought A ill luck, is informed by A-4 that only A's belief in the misfortunes in- 
spired them, and that he was merely the victim of suggestion *** (1375) (1400) 

1353 

(579a) (1120) (1134) (1291c) A, during a storm, defies the Supreme Power * 
A, during a storm, has a narrow escape when lightning strikes a tree under which 
he is standing, throwing A to the ground and injuring him severely** _A, slowly 
recovering from injuries in a hospital, changes his views on certain important 
questions *** (918a, b) 

1354 

(a) (1027; 1421) (1441a) (1451b ch A-8 to AX) (1418b) 

A discovers a magic method for realizing all his wishes (1384 ch B to A) but at 
the expense of years of his life for every wish granted * A, discovering a magic 
method for wishing and having, makes a last wish that he shall live forever; 
but his magic fails him, and he dies ** (1432) (1433b) 

(b) (1444; 1377b) (125a) 

A, spurred into putting forth an unusual effort by B, succeeds in winning a for- 
tune [1] in an oil well or [2] in a gold mine (212b) (225) (307) 



(599; 1330) (830 tr A & A-2; 807) (1337; 820) 

A is caught in a snare of superstitious delusion * A is haunted all his days by an 

act which he committed in an effort to help a friend, A-2 ** (732) (1302) 



175 

Mystery PLOT TO Enterprise 1356-136^1 

1356 

(234a) (1344) (1352-*) 

A's will is waging a psychic battle against fear * A is a performer whose specialty 
is a dare-devil act of great danger; but in A there is growing the feeling that he 
will fail, although he knows that death is sure if he even contemplates failure **; 
A is [1] a high-diver; [2] a "trick" bicycle rider with a "loop the loop" specialty; 
[3] an aviator whose specialty is airplane stunts; or [4] a "human fly" who climbs 
the walls of tall buildings (633) ^710) (1334a) (1334b tr A & A-2) (1352*-***) 
(1375) 

1357 
(541) (1343) (1344) (1347) 

A is investigating psychic phenomena * A meets with disaster when illusion be- 
comes reality through the overthrow of his reason ** (1348a, b) (1351) 

1358 

(1433a. b) (1418a) (1427b) 

A has a prophetic vision which -orecasts his death * A, taken ill, is haunted by a 

vision that forecasts his death, and he dies ** 

1359 

(1325) (1326 ch A to A-8) (1422b) 

A has a delusion in which a certain odor, manifesting itself during a tragic ex- 
perience, fills him with superstitious dread * A, unreasoningly fearful regarding 
a certain odor, succumbs and dies, a victim of his own^ delusion ** 

1360 

(586) (600) (1342) 

A encounters seemingly supernatural experiences which have to do with a small 
idol, X * A has supernatural experiences which prove an obstacle to enterprise ** 
(1354a) (1356) (1357) 

1361 

(a) (171; 1433b) (1366) 

A, in a dream, sees a person he hates, A-3, in his room * A has an evil dream which 
haunts his waking moments, works on his mind and has its effect on his behavior ** 
(1311) (1317 ch A-8 to A-3) 

(b) (1142b; 1342a) (1377b; 1160) 

A is sure that an occult experience he has had portends success in a certain enter- 
prise * A is so sure of success in an enterprise that he puts forth no effort to win; 
and the enterprise fails ** (836) (1166a) 

1362 

(1124 ch A to A-5) (1247 ch A to A-5; 1289d ch A to A-5) 

A finds that A-5, in absent-minded moments, beguiles his leisure with a trifling 
proceeding that has become habitual with him * A, investigating a crime, dis- 
covers the criminal, A-5, through a most unusual clue ** (1284) (1222b ch A-3 
to A-5) (1289d*-** ch A to A-5 & A-6 to A) 

1363 

(1330) (1343) (1347) 

A, plunged into misfortune through mistaken judgment and folly, is rescued by 
a devoted friend, A-2 * A, transformed into an ass by witchcraft when he was 
seeking to transform himself into a bird, is given a garland of flowers to eat and 
becomes his norm.al self — plus sorely garnered wisdom ** (1433b; 918b) (1375) 

1364 

(a) (1046 ch A to B) (1383 ch A to B) 

B receives in a mysterious manner a photograph, not of herself but of some one 
greatly resembling her * B receives a photograph; and on the back of it is written: 
"You are in great dangerl Beware!" ** (328) (1154a) 

(b) (461) (1424b) 

B finds a note, ostensibly written by A, which causes B great perturbation * B's 
friend, B-2, perpetrates a hoax by forging a note which has to do with B and A ** 
(1055) (1462) 



176 

i365-i37i Enterprise PLOT TO Mystery 



(50) Being Impelled by an Unusual Motive to Engage in 
Crafty Enterprise 

1365 

(732) (827-*) (1361a) (1344) 

A believes that he hears strange voices talking to him * A counters the belief that 
he hears strange voices talking to him with the auto-suggestion that he is merely 
the victim of superstitious delusion ** (1357) (1374) (1375) (827*-**) 

1366 

(852) (1141) (1361a) 

A is influenced unduly by his dreams * A, influenced unduly by his dreams, strives 
to master the ignoble weakness and control his dreams by sheer force of will** 
(1374) (1377> 

1367 

(a) (1380) (1382a) (1383) 

A, annoyed by a certain object, X, destroys it * A destroys a certain object, X, 
but mysteriously it reappears; again and again A destroys X, but always it re- 
appears ** (1342a) (1375) (1381) 

(b) (1083) (1287) 

A has invented a life preserver for the use of shipwrecked persons * A, in order 
to prove the value of a life preserver he has invented, dons the rubber suit, inflates 
it and secretly, by night, drops overboard from a steamer on the high seas **(1414b) 
(1419b) 

1368 
(231) (233) 

A undergoes a memory lapse and forgets everything about himself * A, victim 
of lost identity, assumes a fictitious name and character ** (7a, b) (437) 

1369 

(1382a) (1397) (1143b ch A to A-8 & B to B-4; 739 ch B to B-4; 1384 ch B tc A) 
A receives half of an important message, X, and is looking for a stranger, A-4, 
who has the other half. The message cannot be read until both halves are joined 
(1286) (1436 ch A-2 to A-4) (1451a) 



(a) (793a) (1093) (1212a) (1427b) 

A's friend, A-2, is in the dark regarding an important secret that surrounds X, 
an object of mystery that has been stolen from him * A knows the secret of X, an 
object of mystery stolen from A-2, and seeks ,to use his knowledge in recovering 
X *♦ (833) (1234) (1453) (1456; 1377a) 

(b) (1354b-2) (1374) 

A. a Fortyniner, returning with a wagon train from California, has with him a 
fortune in gold dust * A and his companions are attacked by Indians, A's com- 
panions are killed and A is mortally wounded ** A, alone and near death, buries 
nis store of gold dust and draws a map of the cache on a water canteen, X *** 
(1394 ch A to A-8) (1369 ch A to A-8) (1401 ch A to A-8) 

(c) (1298). (1358) 

A, discovering a "pocket" of gold in the desert, dies before he can take out the 
gold * A, near death, draws a cryptic map on the page of a note book, locating 
the spot where a store of gold may be found ** (1143b ch A to A-8) (1383 ch A 
to A-8) (1384 ch B to A-8) 

1371 

(1290a ch A to A-5) (1334c) 

A is positive, in his own mind, that his friend, A-2, has been murdered by A-5 * 
A suspects A-5, seemingly an honest man, of a crime, and tries to prove him guilty ** 
(1222a ch A-3 to A-5) (1413a) (1456a) (1413 ch A-3 to A-5) 



177 

Mystery P LOTTO Enterprise 1372-1379 

1372 

(a) (695b) (696) (1312) (1323b) 

A, as a method of reprisal against his country, seeks to sell important government 
information to a foreign country: [1] blue prints of a new instrument of war, [2] 
a diplomatic code or [3] a plan of coast fortifications (711c) (1372b) 

(b) (1312) (696) 

A, as a method of reprisal against his native land, turns traitor in time of war 
and joins the forces of the enemy (919c) (1021b; 1016 tr A & A-3.) 

(13; Seeking by Craftiness to Escape Misfortune 

1373 

(1027) (1418a; 1433b) 

A sells his shadow for an inexhaustible purse (1354a) (1357) 

1374 

(475) (720) (857) (1064) 

A has a character weakness that prevents him from achieving success in enter- 
prise * A has a dream, or an unusual experience, psychic or otherwise, which en- 
ables him to conquer a serious character weakness and become successful in his 
undertakings ** (853) (1418b) 

1375 

(53) (475) (732) (853) (855) 

A, in a desperate mental conflict with a superstitious obsession, succeeds in scor- 
ing a victory for sense and reason — all by his own unaided powers (1141) (1365) 
(1366) 

1376 

(485) (598) _ (820) (822) (1098-*) (1161) (1209b) 

A, seeking evidence against a gang of crooks, A-5, A-5, A-5, assumes the character 
of a burglar in order the more successfully to achieve his aims * A, a detective, 
is falsely suspected of being a professional crook by those unaware of his secret 
motives ** (635) (658) (854) 

1377 

(a) (1141; 1377b ch A to A-2) (1384 ch B to A) (1400) (1405 ch A-4 to A-5) 
A's friend, A-2, loses by theft a mysterious object, X, supposed to bring good 
fortune to its possessor, and A seeks to recover X for A-2 * A finds the thief, A-5, 
by looking for a man who suddenly becomes prosperous. A-5, stealing X, is in- 
spired by superstition to put forth efforts which make him prosperous ** (724) 
(1425) (1427b) 

(b) (1380) (1380; 114) (1075a; 1380) 

B, in order to help backward and unenterprising A achieve success, gives him a 
mysterious little object, X, which, she solemnly assures him, will make him suc- 
cessful in all his undertakings (1075b) (1098) (1104) (1354b) 

1378 

(681b) (1327) (1329) 

A has long been mysteriously missing * A's father, F-A, has a conviction born 
of simple faith that A. long mysteriously missing, will some day come back to 
*-'m ** (698 ch A to F-A & CH to A) (1212b ch A to A-4 & A-8 to F-A) 

(54) Becoming Involved in a Puzzling Complication that Has to 

do with an Object Possessing Mysterious Powers 

1379 

(259-3) (555b) 

A is a man of adventurous nature who seeks to acc9mplish a dangerous enter- 
prise * A, hearing of a mysterious and dangerous object, X, in a canyon of the 
lonely mountains, decides to investigate ** (691) (693) 



178 

1380-1387 Enterprise PLOT TO Mystery 

1380 

(7a) (1377b) 

A is told that a certain object, X, has power for evil (or good), and he decides to 

make a test (8a) (1134) (1330) (1343) (1352) (1354b) (1360) 

1381 

(562) (1211 ch A to A-5) (1387) (1389a, b) 

A is puzzled to account for certain objects, XI, X2, X3, which come mysteriously 
into his possession * A, unable to explain events of a seemingly supernatural na- 
ture, has a feeling that a ghostly visitor is at work ** (1400) (1424a) (1435) 

1382 

(a) (789) (980-*) (985) (1343) (1369) 

A comes innocently into possession of an object of mystery, X, highly prized by 
the person, or the people, who lost it or had it stolen * A suffers weird adventures 
and undergoes strange dangers when unknown persons seek by stealth to take 
from A a mysterious object, X, which has come innocently into his possession ** 
(867 tr A & A-2) (980*-**) (1367a) 

(b) (1384 ch B to A) (1401) (1400) 

A buys a little trick box, X, in an old curiosity shop and is unable to open it * 
A has a little trick box, X, which he is not able to open. One night it opens of 
its own accord, and A finds a jewel in the box ** (729) (1144 ch A to A-5) (803b) 

1383 

(1389b) (1427b) 

A, proceeding about his business and caught in a crowd, is confronted suddenly 
by a strange woman, BX, who thrusts a mysterious object, X,,into his hand and, 
without a word, disappears (541) (561) (1343) (1367a) 

1384 

(739 ch B to B-8) (1293c ch B to B-8 & A to A-8) (1440) 

B buys an object, X, in a pawnshop * B wonders why the pawnbroker, A-9, tries 
to buy back from her an unredeemed pledge, X, which she bought in his pawn- 
shop ** (1444) (586) (1044b ch A to B & A-2 to B-2) 

(55) Becoming Involved in a Mysterious Complication 
and Seeking to Make the Utmost of a Bizarre Experience 

1385 

(603b. c, d; 168) (1160) (1334b, c) 

A's friend, A-2, has just died suddenly, and the fact is not known to any one but 
A * A is believed to be his dead friend, A-2, and he leaves those who suppose him 
to be A-2 with the statement that he "goes to keep a tryst with death" ** (5) (1275) 

1386 

a) (1023) (1388 ch A-4 to A-8) 

A, a young artist in needy circumstances, is conducted secretly by A-8 to a house 
in which B, a beautiful young woman, lies dead with a dagger in her heart * A, 
a young artist, is hired by A-8 to paint a mystery picture ** (771a) (802a) 

(b) (903) (1143b) 

A, a young artist in needy circumstances, has a picture rejected by a customer, 
B * A, a needy young artist with an ordered picture left on his hands, discovers 
in the picture a map locating buried treasure ** (1394) (1399) (1403) 

1387 

(233) (1389) (1400) 

A, carrying out an occult enterprise, falls into a strange sort of trance during which 
he accomplishes remarkable things of which he has no remembrance when he 
awakes (1381) (1418a) 



179 

Enterprise 1388-1398 



1388 

(111) (656) (1085) 

A, a young man in dire need of money, has a mysterious caller. A-4 * A is offered 

a large sum of money by A-4 if he will take part in a secret enterprise, the nature 

of which A-4 will not disclose ** (662 ch A-2 to A-4) (1387) (1386a ch A-8 to 

A-4) 

1389 

(a) (179a. c) (233) (265a) (572) (786) 

A has recurring spells by day or night when he becomes a somnambulist, doing 
things of which he has no remembrance in his waking moments (1374) (1381) 
(1117) 

(b) (586) (1113) (1137a) 

A is a dreamy, mysterious person who makes a study of occult phenomena * He 
encounters a trying experience ** (541) (853) (1046) 

1390 

(548a) (681b) (734) 

A receives a blow on the head which causes him to lose his original personality 
and return to a fictitious personality which he had previously assumed (1036) 
(1124) (1128a) 

1391 

(749) (1061) (1074) (1111a) A, a noveHst, meets personally in real life a 
fictitious character, AX, from one of his stories (1451d) (1455b) (1461b) 

1392 

(110;3) (1401) (1441a) 

A will receive knowledge of an important secret if he has the ingenuity to solve 

the mystery of a figure in an Oriental" rug (1400) (1403) (1408) 

1393 
(1024) (1029) 

A receives a call from a mysterious stranger, AX, who is peculiarly dressed and 
seems to have hypnotic powers * A tries to solve the mystery of a stranger, AX ** 
(1388 ch A-4 to AX) (1404a ch A-4 to AX) (1405 ch A-4 to AX) 

(56) Seeking to Test the Value of a Mysterious Communication 
and Becoming Involved in Weird Complexities 



(47a-*) (1384; 1444) (1386b) (874) (1046) 

A. treasure trove, finds a mysterious old parchm.ent document which describes 

the place where the treasure is buried' (47a*-**) (662) (691) 

1395 

(419) . (460) 

A receives a mysterious communication from B, sent from a distant place where 
B is residing. It is evidently an important communication, bu difficult to de- 
cipher (501) (1394) 

1396 
(1093) (1111b) 

A is a "cub" reporter. The "star" reporter, A-8, from a distant place sends a 
cipher despatch which the best minds in the newspaper office are unable to trans- 
late. A attempts the task (1098) (1330) 

1397 

(513) (1111b) 

A discovers that his cigar will not bum. On investigation, he discovers that 
the cigar is merely a rolled paper, X, camouflaged with a tobacco wrapper — the 
rolled paper, X, being an important message (541) (561) (1369) (1400) 

1398 

(1427b) (1444) (1459; 1444) 

A, investigating a psychic problem, finds that he must begin by placing his faith 

in so-called "automatic writing" (1411) (1437) 



180 

1399-1^(08 Enterprise 



(57) Seeking to Unravel a Puzzling Complication 

1399 

(110-3) (117) (1286) 

A seeks wealth, his by right, which has been concealed * A seeks wealth which 
his father, F-A, has left him, but concealed in a place whose location has been 
lost ** (1451b) (1452) (1461d tr A & B) 

1400 

(541) (1046) (1245) (1352-*) (1382a) 

A seeks to solve a puzzling enigma that has to do with X, an object of mystery 

(1077) (1352*-**) (1392) 

1401 
(739) (1370b ch A to A-8) 

A's curiosity and interest are aroused by a certain unredeemed pledge, X, in a 
pawnshop * A buys a mysterious object, X, in a pawnshop, and attempts to satis- 
fy his curiosity regarding it ** (792a) (1384 ch B to A) 

1402 

(701 tr A & A-2) (705 ch A to A-2) (1021b) 

A, his curiosity aroused by the mysterious actions of his friend, A-2, decides to 

investigate the cause (704) (807) (841) (1334c) 

1403 

(109) (1392) 

A secures knowledge of an important secret, and his curiosity involves him in 

a queer enterprise (832 tr A & A-2) (1077) 

1404 

(a) (619 ch A to A-4) (1393 ch AX to A-4) 

A's curiosity is aroused by the queer actions of A-4, a stranger * A, discovering 
that a stranger, A-4, is trying to commit suicide, investigates the cause ** (1391 
ch AX to A-4) (1461b ch AX to A-4) 

(b) (1111b) (1369) (1414a ch A to A-4) (1444) 

A endeavors to find A-4, who has mysteriously disappeared * A's only clue in his 
search for A-4 is the picture of a beautiful woman, X, left at the place where A 
disappeared, and a legend connected with the picture ** (1400) (1143b ch A to 
A-4 & B to B-4) 

405 

(1175a ch A to A-4) (1194-* ch A to A-4) 

A's curiosity is aroused by the strange actions of A-4, a stranger * A, his curio- 
sity aroused, investigates a suspicious person, A-4. A robbery has just occurred 
and A-4 seems to have a guilty knowledge of it ** (774) (1283) (1413a ch A-5 
to A-4) (1448 ch A-5 to A-4) (1194*-**) 

1406 

(1372a ch A to A-5) (1437) 

A sees a stranger, A-5, stealthily remove papers, X, from the pocket of another 

stranger, A-8, who is asleep. A follows A-5 (1435) (1451b) 

1407 

(675; 1080) (1080) 

A is a reporter assigned to "cover" a story which involves a closely-guarded secret 

(596) (828) (1019) (1076 ch A to A-8) 

1408 

(109) (147) (874) 

A obtains knowledge of a closely guarded secret * A, obtaining knowledge of a 

closely guarded secret, goes on a hunt for buried treasure ** (47a) (1148b) 



181 

Enterprise U09-1^15 



1409 

(147) (600) (953) 

A seeks to discover what is in a mysterious room behind a locked door (608) (623) 

(1414a) 

1410 

(1403) (1414a ch A to A-8) (1414b ch A to A-8) 

A, endeavoring to solve a mystery, has for his only clue, X, the portrait of a beauti- 
ful woman, painted on ivory (1386b) (1404b) 

1411 

(1398) (1427b) 

A, skeptically investigating a psychic communication, finds many things to cor- 
roborate the message, but he does not find the one important thing, X, whose 
location the message purports to reveal * A, when the death of a spiritualist med- 
ium, B, brings an occult investigation to an end, finds his skepticism at the blank 
wall of enigma ** (1242b) (1328) (1355) 

1412 

(a) (1383) (1444 ch B to BX) 

A, in a city street, has a glimpse of BX, a strange woman who has caused him 
to become involved in a puzzling mystery * A, trying to overtake BX and secure 
information from her regarding a certain mystery, sees BX, under his very eyes, 
suddenly killed in a street accident ** (1375) (1411) 

(b) (816b; 744) (1360) (1433b ch A to B) 

A, friend of B, meets B in a foreign country, and invites her to dine with him at 
an appointed time and place * B meets A in a foreign country; and then, return- 
ing to her own country, B meets A and receives the astounding information that 
he has not been away from his native land for years ** (1387) (1389a) 

1413 

(a) (1302 ch A to A-5) (1305) (1334c) 

A, by mind-reading, secures a confession from a transgressor, A-5 (1451d) (1461b 
ch AX to A-5) 

(b) (1097b ch A-2 to A-5) (1261 ch A-3 to A-5) 

A, a detective, unmasking A-5 as the leader of a criminal gang, finds that he can- 
not secure A-5's arrest as the police authorities refuse to act * A discovers that A-5 
is a government secret service man, merely posing as a criminal in order that he 
may secure an advantage in prosecuting his work for law and order ** (1222a ch 
A-3 to A-5) (1228 ch A-3 to A-5) 

(58) Engaging in an Enterprise and then Mysteriously 
Disappearing 

1414 

(a) (770a) (897) (953) 

A, while carrying out an enterprise of small importance, vanishes completely and 
mysteriouslv. baffling every attempt of the police and of his friends to find him 
(917) (918a) 

(b). (1347) (1367b-*) 

A is carrying out an unusual enterprise * A vanishes mysteriously from a ship 

in mid-ocean *=^ (1367b*-**) (1357; 705) 

1415 

(837; 1446c) (1220b ch A to A-5; 806 ch B-4 to B) 

A, an honest bank messenger, disappears mysteriously with a satchelful of money * 
A, with a large amount of money in his possession, disappears; he is later found 
in jail, his reason obscured, his money gone ** (1447 ch A to A-2) (1456 ch A-6 
to B) 



182 

iUi6-lU2Ua Enterprise PLOTTO Mystery 



(540 ch B to B-8 & B-3 to B) (977a) (1069) 

B, waiting in the lobby of a crowded hotel until her father, F-B, can secure rooms, 

vanishes completely (643) (743b) (1105) (1446c tr A & B) 



(470) (1025) B disappears, apparently a suicide when, in desperate danger, 
she implores aid an-.i it is denied (802b) (1207) (1240) 

(59) Engaging in a Mysterious Enterprise and Becoming 
Involved with the Occult and the Fantastic 

1418 

(a) (922b) (925) 

A, while engaged in an important enterprise, drinks of an enchanted water and 
falls asleep (918b) (1418b) (MlOb) (1433b) (1438a) 

(b) (853) (964a) (1374) 

A, an inefficient, futile sort of person, comes to believe that he is the reincarna- 
tion of AX, a powerful personage of antiquity * A, because of a strange delusion, 
proves himself a person to be reckoned with ** (1134) (1387) 

1419 

(a) (693) _ (856) (1379) 

A, caught in a trap and held powerless under a huge burning glass, is saved by an 
eclipse of the sun (888) (918b) (1426a) 

(b) (1367b) (1433b) 

A, appearing suddenly among a tribe of savages, is encased in a diver's suit from 
which he cannot free himself unaided; nor, hailed as a god, can he ask his savage 
captors to free him (197) (713) 

1420 
(1330) (1342a) (1418a) 

A, while trying to discover perpetual motion, dreams that he has invented a ma- 
chine, X, that defies the power of gravitation (1424b) (1455b) (1416b) 

1421 

(619) (1027) 

A, under the heel of adversity and almost at the starvation point, secures an ob- 
ject of mystery, X, which grants his every wish — but at the expense of years of 
his life for every wish granted (1330) (1354a) 

1422 

(a) (1421) (1423) (1427b) 

A, while seeking to carry out an enterprise, is brought gradually under the power 
of a dreadful force, intangible, invisible and evil, until at last his body seems to 
become the abode of the accursed Thing (51a, b) (1019) (1424b) (1433a) 

(b) (1113) (1353) 

A, seeking to express musically the odor of tube roses, is almost killed by a bolt 
of lightning * A, following a tragic experience, has a superstitious fear of a cer- 
tain odor ** (1325) (1333a) (1359) 

1423 
(1389b) (1422a) 

A, late at night, enters a room of his house and sees another man, AX, sitting in 
a chair before the fireplace * A, thinking AX is a friend, steps toward him; where- 
upon, AX vanishes into thin air ** (1332) (1424a) (1455a, b) 

1424 

(a) {1334a) (1342a) A, in a mysterious manner, receives a warning of danger * 
A, at a loss to account for a mysterious stranger, AX, who appears to him, warns 
him and then disappears, comes to believe that the messenger was sent by Divine 
Providence ** (1347) (1348a) 



183 

Mystery PLOTTO Enterprise 1^2ih-1^32 

(b) (540) (1414a) 

A, friend of B, is reported to B. on unquestionable authority, to have been seen 

in two places, widely distant from each other, at the same identical moment (249) 

(1163a) 

1425 
(541) (586) 

A is vastly puzzled in his attempts to solve the mystery of a strange object, X * 
A, puzzled by an object of mystery, X, goes to sleep with X on a table in his bed- 
room. On arising in the morning, A finds X disintegrated into a fine powder, 
all hope of a solution of its mystery gone ** (1054) (1075a) 

1426 

(a) (74a, b) (953) (1409) 

A seeks to unravel the mystery of a strange house * A, seeking to unravel the 
mystery of a strange house in the hills, is caught in an electrical storm. During 
the storm the house vanishes, and the site on which it stood becomes a lake ** 
(54a) (1414a) 

(b) (691) (1082b) (1404b) 

A, engaged in a hazardous searcn for A-4, finds himself in a strange lost com- 
munity that has no direct communication with the outside world * A is made a 
prisoner in a strange lost community; and he finds A-4, for whom he is searching, 
also a prisoner ** (181c) (888) 

1427 

(a) (1061) (1082a. b) 

A encounters a weird experience when he finds nimself in a mysterious place, sur- 
rounded by people who are the victims of a hypnotic delusion inspired by an idol 
(888) (1019) 

(b) (898) (899) 

A is a skeptic in all matters that have to do with the supernatural * A, a skeptic, 
encounters an experience which he finds disturbing ** (1342a) (1343) 

1428 

(852) (1433a) (1443a) 

A dreams that he falls from a great height * A dies of psychic shock ♦* 



(60'' Becoming Involved, Through Curiosity Aroused by Mys- 
tery, in a Strange Enterprise 

1429 

(730 ch_A to A-8) (832 ch A to A-8; 705 ch A to A-8) 

A, a thief, breaking into a building at night to commit a robbery, finds a man, 
A-8, dead on the floor, a revolver clutched in his tense fingers (819 ch A-5 to A-8) 
(906 ch A-2 to A-8) 

1430 

(a) (245) (697b) 

A, who evidently is a person ol quality, cannot prove his station in life as he knows 
nothing of his birth and parentage (1051) (1054) (1055) 

(b) (898) (926) 

A sees a stranger, A-4, leave a baby, CH, on a doorstep * A appropriates CH ** 
(911) (914) (1229) 

1431 
(1180) (1199-*) 

A is held up and robbed oy a masked woman road agent, BX * A struggles with 
a masked woman road agent, BX, and twists from her wrist a peculiar bracelet, X ** 
(801) (822) (828) (833) 

1432 

(1127 ch A to A-8 & CN to NW) (1270) A dies and leaves his fortune to a nephew, 
NW * A dies and leaves his fortune to a nephew, NW, who has been mysteriously 
missing for years ** (1001b ch U to A & A to NW) (1107a ch A to NW) 



184 

iU33-iU39a Enterprise PLOTTO Mystery 

1433 

(a) (51a) (852) _ 

A, in a waking vision, sees a grave being dug for himself (1040) (1358) 

(b) (991) (1366) 

A has a dream so vivid that it seems a part of his waking experience * A has a 
dream which he conceives to be an actual experience ** (1348a, b) (1433a) 

(c) (1389b) (1433b) 

A, in a waking vision, becomes clairvoyantly aware of grave danger that is threat- 
ening B (1137a) (1333b) (1446b) 

1434 

(756) (791) 

A, if he carries out a professional obligation to call at a certain house in a certain 
street, is daily warned by anonymous letters that it will be at the peril of his life 
(1019) (1447) 

1435 

(985) (1111b) (1046) _ (1381) (1406) 

A investigates a mysterious package, X, that has fallen into his hands * A dis- 
covers that a mysterious package, X, contains stolen property. With X as a 
clue, he apprehends the thief, A-5 ** (596) (623) (1098) 

1436 

(1399) (1402) 

A, investigating the mysterious actions of his friend, A-2, discovers that A-2 has 
a strange enterprise on hand * A discovers that his friend, A-2, is seeking the re- 
covery of a buried chest containing long-lost gold ** (662) (1369) 

1437 

(455b) (1024) (1041 ch A to A-4) 

A's fortune and happiness hang upon a technicality of the law: Both A-4 and his 
wife, B-4, are killed in an accident; if B-4 died first, A inherits, while if A-4 died 
first, others inherit (1052a) (1398) (1406) 

(20) Becoming Involved with Conditions in Which Misfortune 
is Indicated 

1438 

(a) (677 ch B to A) (1117) 

A, while in an abnormal mental condition, receipts for a valuable registered let- 
ter, X. Afterward, A has no recollection of receipting for X (1451b ch A to A-7 
& A-8 to A) (1457 tr A & A-9) 

(b) (63) (798) (985) (1267c) 

[1] A, unknown to himself, has in his possession an object, X, which, at any mo- 
ment, may bring disaster or death to him [2] A, unaware of his danger, is associa- 
ting with people, or is ignorantly dealing with deadly circumstances, which may 
bring upon him a catastrophe at any time (153) (1333a) (1333b) 

(c) (339) (1310) (1313a) 

A is a member of a strange secret society in which all the members are bound by 
oath to avenge the wrongs, real or fancied, of each individual member * A is a 
member of a strange secret society in which all members have red hair. The 
watchword of the society: "One Bricktop for all, all Bricktops for one" ** 
(1154a*-**) (1319a) 

1439 

(a) (1402) (1436) (1437 ch A to A-2) A is informed regarding an important 
secret which, if revealed, will wreck all A-2's hope of acquiring gain (1325) (1290 
ch A to A-2 & A-2 to A-8) 



185 

Myslery P LOTTO Enterprise 1^t39b-U^6a 

(b) (1147) (1260a) 

A is evilly dealt with by A-8 and brought to the brink of ruin * A, evilly dealt 
with by A-8. puts a curse on A-8 and all of his name ** (606 ch A to A-8) (619 
ch A to A-8) (661 ch A to A-8) 

(c) (1423) (1427b) 

A always encounters a person of forbidding appearance with a demoniacal face, 
AX, just before some great misfortune overtakes him (53) (552a, b) (606) 
(681a) (1424a) 

1440 

(1283 ch A to A-8) (1293b ch B to A) 

A, in great financial distress, pawns a valuable and mysterious object * [1] An 
ivory box with a false bottom [2] A silver candelabrum with a cunningly concealed 
opening in which something of value is hidden [3] A large brooch with a false 
back in which smuggled gems are concealed [4] A jade box, a "trick" box which 
can only be opened by one acquainted with the secret method ** A dies before 
he can redeem the object, X, which he has pawned *** (1384) (1384 ch B to A-8; 
1394 ch A to A-8) (1384 ch B to A-8; 1400 ch A to A-8) 

1441 

(a) (1354a) (1392) 

A seeks to discover the secret of Life * A, seeking to discover a great secret, un- 
covers an unhappy complication ** (746 ch B to A) (888) 

(b) (552b) (1311) 

A has a wound, an invisible, psychic wound, which causes terrible pain in flesh 
and tissue which, otherwise, are perfectly healthy and normal * A has an invisible 
wound, caused by a tragic act of injustice he has committed, and no physician or 
surgeon can heal him ** (1357) (1358) 

1442 

(1249) (1283) (1301)_ (1337) (1447) 

A tears that A-2, who is plowing a field, will unearth evidence of a crime which, 

A Knows, has been buried there (1291a) (1461a) 

1443 

(a) (731) (1366) 

A, a captured criminal, has a particularly vivid dream in which he is making a 
successful escape (866) (875a tr A & A-2) (1428) 

(b) (438) (1236) (1133) (1147 tr A & A-8) (1260a) 

A is trapped in the woods by a falling tree * A, trapped by a falling tree in an iso- 
lated place, is unable to extricate himself, and dies ** 

(c) (438) (1236) (1133) (1147 tr A & A-8) (1260a) 

A falls into an old well that has been covered with boards and earth * A, falling 
into an old well, is unable to extricate himself and dies of his injuries ** 

1444 

(586) (1062) (1091) (1093) 

B induces A to attempt the solution of a mystery (802a, b ch B to B-8) (1045) 

1445 

(1244a, b) 

B is strongly influenced by a supernatural vision in which her life is reviewed be- 
fore her * B receives benefit when a psychic experience proves an obstacle to a 
certain undertaking ** (1245) ^258) 

1446 

(a) (850b; 1243) (1297) 

B loses her handbag, X, which contaios the key to her jewel box * B finds her lost 
handbag, X, and the key to her jewel box is in the bag — but the jewels in the jewel 
bo« are missing ** (1254) (1284) 



186 

1^i6b-U^6c Enterprise PLOTTO Mystery 

(b) (645) (647) (677) (1154a) 

B seeks to escape from mysterious dangers * B falls asleep and, while she sleeps, 
terrible danger threatens her ** (179a, b) (1433c) 

(c) (383) (1279a) (1325) 

B is a hypnotist who, in carrying out an enterprise, hypnotizes A (471) (1206) 
(1258 ch A-6 to A) (1309b ch A-3 to A) 



187 

Enterprise iUh7-lU5U 



(61) Becoming Aware of an Important Secret that Calls for 
Decisive Action 



(791) (1019) (1031) (1130) (1434) 

A, a doctor, summoned to give attention to a sick man, A-8, finds that A-8 is dying* 

A learns from A-8, dying, the details of a crime ** (456 ch A to A-8) (1228) 



(1038 ch A-8 to A-5) (1042a ch A to A-5) (1280 ch A-3 to A-5) (1405 ch A-4 to A-5) 
A secretly discoves A-5 counting money taken from a murdered man, A-8 (828 
ch B-5 to A-5) (836 ch A-2 to A-5) 

1449 

(1334c) (833) (1291b-*) 

A investigates the murder of a friend, A-2 * A, investigating the murder of a friend, 
A-2, is horrified to discover that all the circumstantial evidence points to him- 
self as the murderer ** (642) (732) (750) (787) (879) (951) (1291b*-**) 

1450 

(1220a, b) (1263) 

A is compelled to alter certain plans very materially when he makes the astound- 
ing discovery that he is the father of B's son, SN (675) (945) 

1451 

(a) (1408) (1430a) (1437) 

A for a long time seeks in vain to solve a puzzling mystery * A, trying to solve 
a puzzling mystery, discovers a clue in a little box concealed in an old phono- 
graph bought at auction ** (1392) (1394) 

(b) (1305 ch A-5 to A-8) (1399) 

A, poor, secures from A-8 information that brings him a fortune (1052a) (1408) 

(c (742) (743a) (870a) 

A is happy in rescuing B from an unpleasant situation (869) (876a) (870b ch 

A-6 to A) 

(d) (690 ch A to F-A) (1414a. b ch A to F-A) 

A, receiving information which he thinks trustworthy, embarks upon a hazardous 
enterprise * A goes on a hazardous search for his father, F-A, long mysteriously 
missing ** (1286) (1404b ch A-4 to F-A) 

1452 

(1387) (1395) (1399) 

A is puzzled by a mystery that seems too deep for solution * A slips and falls into 
a chasm; and in the chasm he discovers a clue to a baffling mystery ** (1398) 
(1403) (1409) 

1453 

(1369) (1389a) 

A is at his wits' end in an attempt to solve a puzzling riddle * A, by chance, over- 
hears a scrap of conversation in the street; and what he overhears proves a clue 
to the whereabouts of stolen property, X ** (1045) (1283) 

1454 

(61)_ (87) (1207) 

A discovers that his pal, A-2, is a girl masquerading as a boy * A, discovering that 

A-2 is a girl masquerading as a boy, keeps the knowledge to himself and does his 

utmost to save the masquerader from annoying experiences ** (837) (1100) 

(1451c) 



188 

lU55-lU6i Enlerprii 



1455 

(a) (917) (1379) 

A, because of certain revelations he has received, firmly resolves that he will not 
carry out an enterprise that had formerly been dear to his heart (1432 eh A to 
U and NW to A) (1433a) 

(b) (715a) (1391) 

A, in his overweening pride, is taught a lesson by AX * A, rescued from critical 
misfortune by AX, receives a revelation from AX which results in a beneficial 
character change ** (918b) (922a) 

1456 

(516 ch A to A-5) (624) (783 ch A-7 to A-5) 

A, by shrewd deduction and skilful reasoning, proves that A-5 is a criminal (802b) 
(803a) (1222a ch A-3 to A-5) 

1457 

(1389a ch A to A-9) (1394 ch A to A-9) (1397 ch A to A-9) (1438a ch A to A-9) 
A is accused of having stolen a valuable document, X * A, accused by A-9 of having 
stolen a valuable document, X, has his innocence proved when X is found between 
the leaves of a book which A-9 had been reading ** (662 ch A-2 to A-9) (1337 
ch A-8 to A-9) 

1458 
(129) (331) 
B supposes herself to be a white woman and prides herself on her white heritage * 

B, a white woman, is told that there is a taint of alien and inferior blood in her 
veins ** (23a, b) (873) (1054 ch A to B) 

1459 

(1296) (1304) (1308) 

B finds an old notebook, X, which contains the record of a dishonest transaction * 
B finds an old note book X, which contains information that has an important 
bearing on some of her plans ** (1204) (1244b) (1279b) 

(57) Seeking to Unravel a Puzzling Complication 

1460 

(932) (1074) 

A, a writer, is in doubt as to whether a story he has in mind will interest the gen- 
eral public * A, seeking to discover whether a story he has in mind will interest 
the general public, tells the story to a group of strangers, A-4, A-4, A-4, *** (598) 
(1305 ch A-5 to A-4) 

(21) Becoming Invoived with Conditions in Which Misfortune 
is Indicated 

1461 

(a) (68) (456) (701) (703) (951) 

A fights a hard battle with his conscience; he finds it a losing battle, and makes 
an important revelation in order that he may achieve peace of mind (51a, b) (952) 

(b) (783) (1111a) 

A receives an important communication from a mysterious person, AX, which 
enables him to correct a serious error (1064) (1333b) 

(c) (797 ch p-A to B) (1183 ch SR to B) (1146; 29) 

A reveals his identity to B * A, revealing his identity to B, shatters her ideals 
and plunges her into unhappiness ** (53) (1187) (1188) 

(d) (1461a, b) A sends an important communication to B, a communication 
that vitally concerns his welfare (1278b) (1461c) 



189 

Enterprise l^t62 



(11) Confronting a Situation in Which Courage and Devotion 
Alone Can Save the Fortunes of One Beloved 

1462 

(85a; 340) (540; 589) 

B's friend, B-2, makes an important revelation regarding A which causes B to 

correct a serious error (94a) (506a) (546b) 



191 

Classification 



Index to Classification by Symbols 

Page No. 

male protagonist 195 

A and male friend of A 213 

, A and male rival or enemy of A 218 

A and male stranger 220 

A and male criminal 222 

A and male officer of the law 225 

A and male inferior 225 

A and male utility character 228 

A and male superior 228 

A, male friend of A and male rival or enemy of A 229 

A, male friend of A and male criminal 229 

A, male friend of A and male law officer 230 

A, male friend of A and male utility character 230 

A, male friend of A and male superior 230 

A, male rival or enemy of A and male stranger 230 

A, male rival or enemy of A and male criminal 230 

A, male rival or enemy of A and male law oflficer 231 

A, male rival or enemy of A and male inferior 231 

A, male stranger and male law officer _ 231 

A, male stranger and male utility character 231 

A, male stranger and male superior _ 231 

A, male criminal and male law officer 232 

A, male criminal and male ut'lity character 232 

A, male law officer and male utility character 232 

A, male inferior and male utility character._ 232 

A and a man of mystery 232 

A, male friend of A and a man of mystery 233 

A, male criminal and man of mystery 233 

A and inanimate object or object of mystery 233 

A, male friend of A and inanimate ob. or ob. of mystery... 236 
A, male rival or enemy of A and inanimate ob. or ob. of 

mystery 236 

A, male stranger and inanimate ob. or ob. of mystery 237 

A, male criminal and inanimate ob. or ob. of mystery... 237 

A, male law officer and inanimate ob. or ob. of mystery.... 237 

A, male inferior and inanimate ob. or ob. of mystery 238 

A, male utility character and inanimate ob. or ob. of 

mystery 238 

A, male superior and inanimate ob. or ob. of mystery 238 

A, male friend of A, male rival or enemy of A and in. 

ob. or ob. of mystery _..... 238 

A, A-5, A-8 & X, A, male criminal, male utility character and in. ob. or 

ob. of mystery 238 

A & F-A. A and father of A 238 

A, A-8 & F-A, A, male utility character and father of A.. 239 

A & BR-A, A and brother of A ..._ 239 

A & SN, A and son. 239 

A, A-4 & SN, A, male stranger and son 240 

A, A-5 & SN, A, male criminal and son 240 

A & NW, A and nephew 240 

A, A-2 & NW, A, male friend of A and nephew 240 

A, A-8 & NW. A, male utility character and nephew 241 



A, 

A & A-2, 
A & A-3, 
A & A-4, 
A & A-5, 
A & A-6, 
A & A-7, 
A & A-8, 
A & A-9. 


A. 
A, 
A, 
A. 
A, 


A-2 & A-3, 
A-2 & A-5, 
A-2 & A-6, 
A-2 & A-8, 
A-2 & A-9, 


A, 
A, 
A, 
A, 


A-3 & A-4, 
A-3 & A-5. 
A-3 & A-6. 
A-3 & A-7. 


A, 
A. 
A, 


A-4 & A-6. 
A-4 & A-8. 
A-4 & A-9. 


A, 
A, 


A-5 & A-6. 
A-5 & A-8. 


A, 


A-6 & A-8. 


A, 


A-7 & A-8, 


A& AX. 

A, A-2 & AX, 

A, A-5 & AX, 


A& X, 

A, A-2 & X, 

A, A-3 & X, 


A. 
A, 
A, 
A, 
A, 


A-4 & X, 
A-5 & X, 
A-6 & X, 
A-7 & X. 
A-8 & X, 


A, 
A. 


A-9 & X, 
A-2, A-3 & X, 



192 



Classification 



A&U. 
A& CN, 
A, A-8 & CN, 
A, U & CN. 

A, GCH & X, 

B. 

B & B-2, 
B & B-3, 
B & B-4, 
B & B-5, 
B & B-7, 
B & B-8. 

B & AUX, 

B & X, 

B. B-4 & X, 



B & M-B. 
B & F-B, 
B & BR-B, 
B & SR-B. 
B &SN, 
B and CH. 
B & D-B. 
B & AX. 

B & A-2. 
B & A-3. 
B & A-4. 
B & A-5. 
B & A-6, 
B & A-8. 



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A and uncle 241 

A and cousin 241 

A, male utility character and cousin 241 

A, uncle and cousin 241 

A. grandchild and inanimate object or object of mystery.. 241 

female protagonist 241 

B and female friend of B 246 

B and female rival or enemy of B 247 

B and female stranger 247 

B and female criminal..... 247 

B and female inferior 247 

B and female utility character 247 

E and mysterious aunt 248 

B and inanimate object or object of mystery 248 

B, female stranger and inanimate object or object of 
mystery 248 

B and mother of B 248 

B and father of B 283 

B and brother of B 284 

B and sister of B 249 

B and son 285 

B and child 286 

B and daughter of B 249 

B and man of mystery 285 

B and male friend of A. 281 

B and male enemy or rival of A 282 

B and male stranger 282 

B and male criminal 282 

B and male law officer 283 

B and male utility character 283 



B. A-2 & B-2, 
B, A-4 & A-6. 
B, A-5 & A-6. 
B, A-9 & X. 
B. M-B & F-B, 
B, F-B & A-3, 

A&B. 

A. B & A-2. 
A. B & A-3. 
A. B & A-4. 
A. B & A-5. 
A, B & A-6. 
A. B & A-7. 
A. B & A-8. 
A. B & A-9, 

A, B & AX. 
A. B &X. 
A. B & BX. 
A. BX & X. 



A, B & F-A, 
A, B & F-B, 
A, B &SN, 
A. B & BR-B. 
A, B & U, 



B. male friend of A and female friend of B _ 300 

B, male stranger and male law officer 300 

B, male criminal and male law officer 299 

B, male superior and inanimate object or object of mystery 300 

B. mother of B and father of B 300 

B. father of B and male rival or enemy of A 300 

male protagonist and female protagonist _ 250 

A. B and male friend of A 271 

A, B and male rival or enemy of A. 272 

A, B and male stranger 276 

A, B and male criminal 276 

A, B and male law officer 277 

A, B and male inferior... 277 

A, B and male utility character 278 

A, B and male superior 278 

A. B and man of mystery 279 

A, B and inanimate object or object of mystery 279 

A. B and woman of mystery 291 

A, woman of mystery and inanimate object or object of 

mystery 291 

A. B and father of A...„ 281 

A. B and father of B 280 

A, B and son 281 

A. B and brother of B 281 

A. B and uncle 281 



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Classification 



A, 


B & B-2 






A. 


B & B-3 




A. 


B & B-5 




A. 


B & B-7 




A. 


B & B-8 




A 


& B-2. 


A & B-3. 


A 


&B-4. 


A 


& B-7. 


A 


& BX. 


A. 


B & CH. 


A, 


B & M-A, 


A 


B & M-B. 


A, 


B & SM-B, 


A. 


B &SR. 


A 


& D-A. 


A & M-A. 


A & SR-A, 


A & CH. 


A. 


A-2 & CH. 


A, 


A-2 & SR. 


A. 


A-2. F-A & M-A. 


A. 


A-2. B-5 & X. 


A 


A-3 & B-3, 


A 


A-3 & B-5. 


A 


A-4 & B-4. 


A 


A-4 & CH. 


A 


A-8 & SR. 


A 


A-8 & CH. 


A 


A-8 & D-A. 


A 


B. A-2 & A-3, 


A 


B. A-2 & A-5 




A 


B, A-2 & A-9 




A 


B. A-2 & CH 




A 


B, A-3 & A-5 




A 


B, A-3 & B-3 




A 


B. A-3 & CH. 


A 


B. A-3 & X. 


A 


B. A-4 & BR-B. 


A 


B. F-B & A-3, 


A 


B. F-B. M-B & A-2 


A 


B. F-B. 


M-B 


& A-3 



. B, A-2, A-3 & AX. 
. B. B-2 & B-3. 



A, B, 



B-3 & CH, 

F-A & M-A. 

F-B & M-B. 

F-A & F-B. 

GF-A & F-B, 

CH & A-3, 
& AU-B. 
, AX & BX. 

A-4 & BR-B. 
, A-5 & X. 



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A, B and female friend of B 287 

A, B and female rival or enemy of B._ 288 

A, B and female criminal 290 

A, B and female inferior.- 290 

A, B and female utility character., 290 

A and female friend of B 286 

A and female rival or enemy of B 286 

A and female stranger 285 

A and female inferior 286 

A and woman of mystery. 287 

A. B and child 290 

A. B and mother of A.„ 291 

A. B and mother of B._ 291 

A. B and step-mother of B 291 

A, B and sister 291 

A and daughter of A.„ 292 

A and mother of A 292 

A and sister of A 293 

A and child._ 292 

A, male friend of A and child „ 293 

A. male friend of A and sister 293 

A. male friend of A. father of A and mother of A 293 

A. male friend of A. female criminal and inanimate ob. or 
ob. of mystery 294 

A, male rival or enemy of A and female rival or enemy of 

B. 294 

A, male rival or enemy of A and female criminal 294 

A. male stranger and female stranger 294 

A, male stranger and child..._ 29 i 

A. male utility character and sister 294 

A, male utility character and child 294 

A, male utility character and daughter of A.__ 294 

A, B, male friend of A and male rival or enemy of A._ 296 

A, B, male friend of A and male criminal 295 

A, B. male friend of A and male superior 295 

A. B. male friend of A and child. 296 

A, B. male rival or enemy of A and male criminal 295 

A. B. male rival or enemy of A and female rival or enemy 

of B 297 

A. B. male rival or enemy of A and child. 297 

A, B, male rival or enemy of A and inanimate ob. or ob. of 

mystery 298 

A, B, male stranger and brother of B 299 

A, B. father of B and male rival or enemy of A 296 

A. B. father of B. mother of B and male friend of A 297 

A. B. father of B. mother of B and male rival or enemy of 

A : 297 

A, B, male friend of A, male rival or enemy of A and man 

of mystery 296 

A. B. female friend of B and female rival or enemy of B.... 295 

A, B, female rival or enemy of B and child 297 

A. B. father of A and mother of A.__ 298 

A. B. father of B and mother of B._ 297 

A, B father of A and father of B 298 

A, B, grandfather of A and father of B..._ 299 

A, B, child and male rival or enemy of A. 297 

A. B and aunt of B 298 

A. B. man of mystery and woman of mystery 299 

A. B, male stranger and brother of B 299 

A, B. male criminal and inanimate object or object of 
mystery 299 



194 



Classification 



Page No. 

A, B-4 & CH, A, female stranger and child 299 

A, BX & F-A, A. woman of mystery and father of A 299 

A, BX & A-8. A, woman of mystery and male utility character 299 

A, F-A & M-A, A, father of A and mother of A 295 

A, SR-A & CH, A, sister of A and child 295 

NOTE 

A mere reading of this list of characters in their various combinations is in it- 
self highly suggestive to the trained imagination. Certain combinations will have 
their appeal and, by their reference numbers, may be immediately referred to in the 
various Conflict Groups. 

The use for which this list is designed, however, primarily covers the selection 
of terminal Conflicts. _ The C Clauses of the Masterplots are numbered in parentheses; 
and, in the Classification by Character Symbols, the terminal suggestions are all group- 
ed with their corresponding numbers at the end of each sub-group of Conflicts. If 
the number of the desired terminal Conflict is not found in the sub-group, other sub- 
groups should be scanned for a Conflict approximating the one desired, and the situa- 
tion altered to correspond with the needs of the moment. Or, another terminal Clause 
may be almost synonomous with the one required, and its number substituted. 

Very often, in writing a story a knotty point will be reached where the ingenuity 
of the writer wavers, or where he wishes to give the action a different trend. A study 
of the Classification by Symbols will be found rich in suggestions of means for meeting 
such an emergency. Such a study may be best approached in this manner: 
Resolve the leading characters of your story's situation into Plotto character 
symbols; if possible, not more than two or three symbols. Then look up the C9mbina- 
tion of symbols in the foregoing index and follow the references to the Classification 
by Symbols and, if necessary, on into the Conflicts. 

If desired combinations of symbols cannot be found, a single symbol of the de- 
sired combination may be changed into the Plotto utility symbol, A-8 or B-8, or any 
other symbol which nearest approximates the one desired. Here, as elsewhere in 
Plotto, transposition, change and manipulation will bring the utmost in results. 



195 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 



Love's Beginnings 

A. who knows nothing of the sciences, pretends to be engaged in scientific re- 
search If 

A, a poor clerk, finances a "fling" in high society 2a 

A, one of the "idle rich," gratifies his love for adventure by frequenting the slums 
in the character of a city "tough" 2c 

A, seeking to uncover duplicity by crafty enterprise, encounters the unexpected 4a 
A, traveling the high road, drops a purse of money unnoticed 6a 
A, a judge, loses his brief case 6b 

A is crude, unhandsome and repellant to the ladies although he desires to b*e a 
gallant 7a 

A has a repellant personality and, knowing it, he is timid in love 8a 
A has taken vows that proscribe the love of woman 16b 

Love's Misadventures 

A, a publisher, rejects a novel because of personal__pique 44a 
A seeks to escape annoying manifestations of love 71 a 
A pretends that he is married 71 a 
A pretends that he is engaged to be married 71a 

A, young and romantic, sees a ruinous old house in a city street, a house said 
to be deserted 74a 

A, his curiosity aroused, secretly watches an old house, said to be deserted; then, 
one day, he sees a beautifully rounded arm and a small, shapely hand emerge 
from behind the broken blind and place something on the window sill 74a 
A, hearing a wom.an's voice calling for help in a house he happens to be passing, 
rushes up the steps, through the front door — and into a romantic complication 74b 
A is so besieged by match-rnaking mammas that their meddling seriously inter- 
feres with the practice of his profession. He resolves to escape the annoyance 
by a stratagem 101a 

A is a sentimental person, fancy free but yearning for love 101b 
A is a poet, fancy free, who keeps his lightning rods up in the hope of attracting" 
a bolt of the divine passion 101b 

A is a crabbed, disagreeable person whose misfortune it is to find no pleasure 
in life 106 

A is timid in love but, armed with a love charm., X, he becomes bold and wins 
success 8a 

Marriage Proposal 
A is absent-minded 204-265b 

Love's Rejection 

A fears that he has inherited the evil traits of an ancestor 2s8 
A hopes, by a surgical operation on his skull, to be made immune ftom the "master 
passion" 231 

A, an aviator, is a person of masterful character 234b 

A, in spite of the fact that there are reasons why he should not marry, neverthe- 
less plans to do so 258 

A becomes involved in a love affair at the same time that he becomfeS involved 
in a divorce proceeding as "the other man" 274 

(1) A, overwhelmed by misfortune in love, commits suicide 281b 

(14) A, victim of an apparently hopeless love affair, seeks contentment in befriending 
all who are in need, especially those who are unjustly treated 246b 

(14) A, by his enterprises in altruism, finds that his hard nature undergoes a bene- 
ficial change 246b 

(14) A becomes a crook 263 

Married Life 

A embarks upon an ill-considered enterprise of gambling and loses money that 

is not his to lose 380 

A, supposed to be dead, returns mysteriously as from the grave 402 

A's marital discontent prompts him to reckless and questionable adventures 420 



196 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A — Married Life, Cont'd. 

A indulges a taste for low companionship and questionable adventures 485 
A is prevented by family and business obligations from embarking upon a cher- 
ished enterprise 512 

A, innocent, is arrested on a murder charge 520 

A secretly and mysteriously sequestrates himself and fosters the deception that 
he is dead 438 

A flees to a distant part of the country and tries to bear his hard lot with forti- 
tude 460 

A faces failure in business, a failure which he knows will bring disaster to his 
married happiness 461 
A, facing ruin, seeks to save himself by committing a transgression 484b 

Misfortune 

A exercises mistaken judgment in forwarding a certain undertaking 595 

A loses his initiative, his enterprise and his ambition and becomes merely a cog 

in the wheels of his employer's business 595 

A secures knowledge of a closely-guarded secret 596 

A, an author, impersonates the crook hero of a story he is writing and becomes 

involved in an unpleasant complication 598 

A, in a foreign seaport and seeking to return at night to his hotel, loses his way 

and finds himself in the lawless slums 600 

A, a pugilist, loses a ring battle and all the money he has wagered on himself 602 

A has invested all his money in a certain enterprise 606 

A, investing all his money in a certain enterprise, sees the enterprise fail and 

himself plunged heavily into debt 606 

A's youthful escapades, committed thoughtlessly and not with malice, constitute 

the wrong which has given him a bad name among the people of his native 

place 611a 

A leaves his native place, squanders his substance in riotous living, comes to want 

and experiences remorse 611b 

A, a coward and a braggart, is manoeuvered into a dangerous test of courage, 

and must either eat his words or acquit himself with credit 615 

A, a coward who has been manoeuvered into a dangerous test of courage, is almost 

beside himself with fear as he sets forth to meet the test 615 

A, annoyed by a faux pas he has committed, seeks to "save his face" 617 

A is bored by certain duties he is obliged to perform 618 

A, bored by certain duties he is obliged to perform, finds a way out — with un- 
pleasant results 618 

A loses all his life's savings 619 

A plans to take his own life, but fate intervenes 619 

A loses his job 620 

A suffers misfortune when he departs from the strict line of duty to carry out 

a cherished ambition of his own 620 

A, innocent, is supposed to be a transgressor 623 

A is supposed to be a transgressor because he is found with contraband goods 

in his possession 623 

A considers himself a transgressor until he finds that his supposed transgression 

was never committed 624 
(4) A, in need of money to finance an enterprise, holds up a stage 628 

A mixes truth with delusion in an earnest investigation of a psychic problem 633 
(1) A, mixing truth with delusion in an earnest investigation of a psychic problem, 

finally loses his reason 633 
(1) A, imagining he sees a fast motor car almost upon him, leaps in front of a car 

that is not imaginary and is instantly killed 634 

A suffers false suspicion as a transgressor 635 

A is a professional burglar who throws caution to the winds in one of his burg- 
laries 636 

A, a burglar, breaks into a house that is quarantined 636 

A contracts a contagious disease 636 

A robs a heathen temple of jewels and proceeds about his work with reckless 

audacity 637 
(1) A, committing a robbery, is caught red-handed and turned over to the law for 

punishment 637 
(4) A, ruined financially, takes to drink and "dies in his cups"' 638 



197 

Charorter Symbols 



A — Misfortune, Cont'd. 

A is caught in an unpleasant complication and disaster threatens him unless he 
is crafty enough to devise plans for his own safety 652 
A, facing misfortune, seeks desperately to evade disaster 654 
A's ancestral estates have been heavily mortgaged and he is about to lose the 
property 656 

A, by hook or crook, seeks to save his mortgaged paternal acres from foreclosure 
656 

A is a person of ability but of a race considered inferior 657 

A takes part in a football game and falls innocently under a suspicion of treachery 
657 

A. innocent of transgression, seeks to prove his innocence by subtle enterprise 657 
A, a man of high standing in his community, fears that through unusual condi- 
tions his character will be discredited 658 

A seeks to safeguard his reputation which is threatened by unusual conditions 658 
A, wealthy and powerful, goes alone to bathe in a mountain stream 661 
A finds himself unexpectedly locked and barred in a room in a strange house 664 
A, suddenly finding himself a helpless prisoner, tries to bear his fate with equani- 
mity 664 

A struggles against an overwhelming sorrow that proves an obstacle to enter- 
prise and holds his abilities in subjection 674 

A is a confirmed procrastinator, and the habit inhibits enterprise and circum- 
scribes his abilities 675 

A is taught a lesson which shows him how reprehensible a pet failing may be- 
come 675 

A was in the World War 680a 

A. before the war, was a successful business man; after the war, a physical wreck 
and a bankrupt 680a 

A, happy and optimistic, undergoes a critical illness which makes of him a mor- 
bid, melancholy, superstitious pessimist 681a 
A undergoes a critical illness 681b 

A recovers from a critical illness but loses all remembrance of his personal iden- 
tity 681b 

A, a white man of brilliant intellectual attainments, battles for existence in an 
isolated, primitive, savage wilderness 682 

A, battling for existence in a savage wilderness, suffers a deterioration of char- 
acter until, after some years, he sinks to the level of his primitive surroundings 682 
A is a telegraph operator at a lonely railroad way station 683 
A is a sheep-herder, isolated with his flock of sheep 683 
A is a lighthouse keeper on a lonely coast 683 
A graduaUy, because of loneliness, becomes demented 683 
A, traveling alone, is caught in a snowstorm 685 

A is caught in a snowstorm in the mountains, becomes snowbound, and finds it 
impossible to reach a place of safety 685 

A, of gentle birth and breeding, is isolated in a primitive, uninhabited wilderness 
and compelled to battle with Nature for his very existence 686 
A finds himself the only white man in a half-savage tribe of natives 687 
A, finding himself the only white man in a half-savage tribe of natives, is com- 
pelled to struggle against their primitive superstitions 687 
A is traveling through a savage wilderness 689 

A, traveling through a savage wilderness, is captured by natives and threatened 
with death 689 

A takes a sea voyage in the hope of recovering his health 690 
A, taking a sea voyage, is shipwrecked and cast away on a desert island 690 
A, an explorer, loses his way in a trackless wilderness 691 
A, without food or water, is adrift in a small boat at sea 692 
A, wandering alone among the mountains, is trapped and held powerless 693 
A, caught in a trap, faces death 693 

A's neighbors persist in thinking him guilty of a crime for which he was tried and 
acquitted 695a 

A, tried for a crime and acquitted, seeks happiness in freedom from suspicion 695a 
A suffers_ imprisonment for a crime he did not commit 695b 

A, finishing a term of imprisonment for a crime he did not commit, finds that 
his character as an ex-convict seriously hampers him in his honest enterprises 695b 
A, a patriot but a wanderer and an outcast, is deprived of all news of his native 
land 696 



198 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A — Misfortune, Cont'd 

A is a foundling and knows nothing of his birth and parentage 697b 
A knows nothing of his birth and parentage, and he finds this a serious and humil- 
iating handicap 697b 

A is a fugitive from justice who dares not present himself to receive a rich estate 
that has been left to him, for he knows he will be arrested 699a 
A, driven to bay by pursuers, takes refuge in an old house 699b 
A is a rnan who believes that poverty is the true source of contentment 700 
A is a minister of the gospel 703 

A, a religious teacher of the people, errs secretly on his human side and becomes 
the prey of conscience 703 

A's life-work, nearing completion, is threatened with destruction by a great 
storm 706a, b, c 

A, after a mysterious absence of many years, returns to his old home town 708 
A, returning as aa Unknown to his native place, discovers that no one recognizes 
hirn 708 

A is expected by a large crowd of people to appear and carry out an obligation 
of professional duty 710 

A is forced to give up an enterprise when he is taken suddenly so ill he cannot 
leave his bed 710 

A, engaged in an important enterprise, suddenly finds himself in quarantine be- 
cause of an outbreak of a contagious disease 711a 

A, engaged in an important enterprise, becomes involved in an automobile ac- 
cident 711b 

A is removed in an unconscious condition frorn the scene of an accident 711b 
A, seeking to carry out an important enterprise, meets with obstacles that de- 
feat his plans 711c 

A, a doctor, is a fugitive from justice 712 

A, deprived of food through misfortune, faces slow death by starvation 713 
A, wealthy, finds that his pretentions to place and power are treated as a joke 715a 
A, a poor mari and crippled, finds his life in a sad tangle 715b 
A is found guilty of a political conspiracy 715c 

A knows something others do not know, something that proves the greatest 
obstacle to his enterprising and capable nature 718a 

A is a youth who, sheltered from the world and pampered by doting parents, 
has no true conception of life and no ability to face its rugged issues 7 18b 
A disappears mysteriously 719a 

A's whole future is wrapped up in a mighty work which he has brought almost 
to successful completion 721 

A's life work is threatened with destruction 721 

A, a matador, is getting ready in his room to appear in the bullring 726a 
A, making ready to undertake an enterprise, has his plans suddenly interfered 
with 726a 

A, ill and worn by a long journey, is suddenly called upon to undertake an en- 
terprise which would be difficult if he were physically at his best 726b 
A, a judge presiding at a murder trial, finds himself unexpectedly confronted 
with a circumstance which makes his work a torture to his soul 727 
A digs a pit for a tiger trap and baits it with a quarter of bullock meat 728 
A is honest, but he is a stranger and regarded with suspicion 731 
A is arrested as a criminal "suspect" because he happens to be in the vicinity 
when a crime is committed 731 

A has a conviction that he is going insane and that, sooner or later, he will be 
confined in an asylum 732 

A finds a banknote of large denomination 733 

A, poor, comes into possession of a banknote of large denomination. There is 
no bank in the village in which he lives and he can find no one who can, or who 
would if he could, change the bill for him 733 
A is mistakenly reported dead during the World War 734 
A, victim of amnesia in a foreign land, wanders back to his native country 734 

(1) A, dies of starvation 713 

(1) A, convicted of being a traitor to his country, is expatriated and forced to live 
abroad 715c 

(1) A undertakes an enterprise when he is prosperous; and then, suffering loss and 
becoming a bankrupt and a cripple, he has not the heart to go on with the enter- 
prise 680b 

(1) A constructs a deadly trap and, by accident, falls into it himself 728 



19^ 

Classification by P LOTTO (Jharacier Symb'>i 

A — Misfortune, Conc'd 

(2) A, a white man cast away among bloodthirsty savages, has his life spared be 

cause he is a ventriloquist and supposed to be a god G50 
(5) A, because he is a ventriloquist (a conjuror or a magician) saves his life amon 

savages; then loses his voice 714 

(5) A, wealthy and influential, loses his clothes, personal belongings and all othe 
means of identification 715a 

(6) A, unable to conquer his misfortunes, seeks to escape them by committing suicide 
705 

(8) A, desperately in need of money, can recoup his finances at the expense of his 

integrity. He resists the temptation 729 
(11) A cannot convince others of his identity, and undergoes the hardships and evil 

treatment accorded an upstart and imposter 715a 
(11) A, believed by all to be a white man, knows there is negro blood in his veins 718a 

(13) A, in the World War, is shell-shocked and loses all knowledge of his identity 731 

(14) A, callow and inefficient, learns some real truths through hard experience 718b 

Mistaken Judgment 

A, poor, is happy in the belief that poverty is the source of contentment 748 
A, a writer, is happy in producing a literary masterpiece 749 
A flees to escape the consequences of a crime 750 

A believes he is guilty of a crime, but no crime has been committed 750 
A, informed that he has only a few months to live, undertakes an unusual en- 
terprise 751 

A resigns himself to fate and seeks to bear patiently a supposed bereavement; 
but the bereavement is imagined, not real 755 

A, confronting a hard and dangerous duty, is suddenly taken very ill ai^d com- 
pelled to go to bed 757 

A is a hard-hearted man of the world, seeking gain by exploiting the misfortunes 
of others 758 . ' . . 

A, a crook who has acquired wealth, in a quest for happiness returns to his native 
place to foregather with pals of his younger criminal days 763 
A, with no social distinction whatever, entertains the grandiose delusion that 
he will be greatly missed if he drops out of society 768 
A is mistakenly convinced of his great business ability 769 
A is heavily in debt 770a 

A thinks a crime has been committed, but he is mistaken 771a 
A finds a paper containing the signals of his football team 771b 
A is seriously injured by a motor car 776 

A, although not really a criminal, has become convinced that he is one 777 
A looks upon others as people to be exploited 781 

A, week-end guest at a country house, prowls about the place at night on a per- 
fectly honest enterprise 786 

A, through circumstantial evidence, believes himself guilty of a crime which he 
cannot remember of having committed, and which he did not really commit 787 
A, seeking information as to his proper course, is under the delusion that every 
one is giving him false directions 789 
A, a doctor, comes of a proud old Southern family 791 

A, a doctor, considers it his duty to give medical assistance to outcasts and the 
morally inferior 791 

A, by trickery, is mistakenly convinced that he has achieved a cherished am- 
bition 795 

A is a transgressor, long mysteriously missing from his home 797 
A commits a fault against propriety 799 

(1) A is discovered burglarizing a house 752 

(1) A, an intruder in a strange house, is discovered; he flees through the nearest 
door into a windowless closet and is trapped by a spring lock 752 

(1) A accomplishes his work so completely that his success results in failure 760 

(1) A meets with a fatal accident 762 

(1) A is mistaken for a burglar 786 

(1), A, a judge, proving false to his high duty, ever afterwards bears a "crooked" 
reputation 790b 

(1) A, a doctor, in following his ideals, loses caste with his friends and neighbors 791 

(4) A, believing poverty the source of contentment, refuses to develop resources 
in his possession that would give him wealth 748 



200 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A — Mistaken Judgment, Conc'd 

(4) A, a writer, unconsciously plagiarizes from the work of another author in pro- 
ducing a literary masterpiece 749 

(4) A, seeking to finance himself, gambles with money not his own — and loses it 753 

(4) A gambles with money he is holding in trust 754 

(4) A, in order to secure money to pay off his pressing obligations, leaves home to 
take a position at a distance; and he leaves suddenly and mysteriously without 
telling his creditors he is going 770a 

(4) A, heavily in debt, seeks to save himself by fraudulently using trust funds in 
his possession 770c 

(4) A, seriously injured by a motor car, ever afterward has a weird delusion while 
he is in the streets that motor cars are trying to run him down 776 

(5) A conceals his identity, avoids people, and leads a furtive, hermit-like existence 777 
(7) A, honest and high-minded, recommends a certain proposition, and then dis- 
covers that it is a swindle 747 

(7) A, told that he has only a few months to live, discovers that the doctor was in 
error and that he still has a long life ahead of him 751 

(8) A, by prayer, achieves success in an enterprise 796 

(10) A, a crook, discovers that his former pals are all married and "going straight" 763 
(10) A, supposing himself a criminal, discovers that no crime has been committed 783 

(10) A discovers that a coroner's verdict of "accidental death" should have been 
one of cold, premeditated murder 803a 

(14) A, grasping and relentless, and sparing no one in his greed for gain, encounters 
an experience which transforms his character 781 

Helpfulness 

A is old, believes he is slipping in his work, and considers nimself a failure 810 
A, undertaking charitable enterprises when he thpught he was soon to die regrets 
the enterprises when he finds he still has a long life ahead of him 811 
A is on his way to keep an important engagement 816a 

A is an outlaw, hunted by the authorities and dodging about to escape capture 817 
A, well-to-do and of good family, is impersonating a person who is "down and 
out" 818a 

A sifts the circumstantial evidence of a crime in an attempt to discover the per- 
petrator 833 

A, becoming secretly aware of the plans for a holdup, endeavors to prevent it 834 
(1) A is thrown into prison through false evidence in a political conspiracy 826 
(7-12) A overhears a chance conversation and secures information of the utmost 
value 835 

(9) A, by chance, overhears a conversation that gives him material for a literary 
masterpiece 835 

(11) A, a miser, is lured into a charitable enterprise by the prospect of death 811 
(14) A, a miser, would recover money given in charity until he discovers how popular 

his bounty has made him. Charmed by his popularity, he continues to be gen- 
erous, and so consummates a most remarkable character change 811 

Deliverance 

A, a mediocre person, undergoes a weird experience 853 

A, caught in a trap that holds his body powerless but leaves his mind alert, seeks 
to achieve physical freedom 856 

A seeks to achieve emancipation from a fear which dogs his life, shows in his 
face and manner, and plunges him into misfortune 857 

A is made miserably unhappy by the fear of death and would emancipate him- 
self from it 858 

A, falsely accused of crime, seeks to clear himself of the accusation 859 
A fears that he will commit a transgression 862 
A's popularity becomes so great that it annoys him 863a 

A desires a place of seclusion where he can be absolutely alone, away from cables, 
wireless, mails and the public 863a 
A seeks to enhance his social prestige 863b 

A, keeper of a hotel at a summer resort, faces failure in busl'aess through lack 
of custom 863c 

A is a man of wealth and high character whose conscience is troubled by a trans- 
gression committed in his earlier years 864 



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A — Deliverance, Conc'd 

A seeks to escape financial disaster by undertaking an honest but secret enter- 
prise that will bring him in enough money to discharge his pressing obligations 874 
A's philanthropic enterprise is about to fail 882 
A, an agnostic, is caught in a terriac storm 884b 

A, a barbarian, is compelled to deal with a civilization which he once knew but 
now has forgotten 887b 

A undergpes a strange experience among people hypnotically deluded 888 
(1) A is heavily in debt and facing bankruptcy 874 

(1) A, a ventriloquist, is captured by savages and threatened with death 878a 

(2) A, a ventriloquist, captured by savages and threatened with death, makes an 
animal talk — and is given his freedom and loaded with honors 878a 

(2) A, adrift at sea in a small boat and near death from exposure, lands on an un- 
known coast S78b 

(2) A's philanthropic enterprise faces financial failure; and A, a reformed gambler, 
keeps the enterprise going v.-ith crooked card games 882 

(4) A dreams of danger but discredits the dream and believes the danger real 852 

(4) A, impoverished, seeks to recoup his fortunes by a wealthy marriage 860 

(5) A, recovering his reason after it has long been obscured, relates a strange story 
of his experiences, a story which his friends find it difficult to believe 889 

(12) A, fearing he will commit a transgression, seeks to emancipate himself from the 

fear, and from the possibility of doing evil 862 
(12) A, under a fictitious name, returns to his native place, where he had committed 

a youthful transgression, and, as an Unknown, seeks to carry out an enterprise 864 
(14) A, a mediocre person, undergoes an experience which inspires him with grandiose 

ideas of his power and ability 853 

Idealism 

A's popularity oecomes so annoying that he seeks what he conceives to be ideal 
seclusion to escape from it 897 

A is a selfish person, constantly looking out for "Number One" 898 
A, selfish and miserly, finds that his methods are mistaken and that he is making 
no progress toward happiness 898 

A is wealthy and avaricious and happy only when he is adding to his riches 899 
A is a white man who seeks to make his white civilization a pattern for half- 
savage peoples 901 

A is a conscientious artist whose ideal is Truth 903 

A's consuming desire is for friendship, for some one with whom he may associate 
and converse; but he is old and ugly, and no one pays him any attention 912a 
A ifi a garnbler pursuing his blackleg profession 914 

A mysteriously disappears from his own community; and, when he reappears 
among strangers, he bears a fictitious name 917 

A, in carrying out a worthy enterprise, changes his name and goes to a place where 
he is unknown 918a 

A, a soldier, disappears from the ranks 919a 

A, a soldier, is a deserter under fire but falsely reported "missing in action'' 919b 
A, after long years of wandering as an outcast, returns as an Unknown to his 
own home 919b 

A searches everywhere for a Good Man, whom he envisons and personifies, but 
who evades him 922a 

A becomes a "bum," an outcast and a wanderer 922b 
A, a crook, is trying to "go straight" 923 

A, wealthy, desires with all his heart to live as a poor man 924a 
A, wealthy, seeks to live a life of idleness and luxurious leisure 924b 
A is wealthy and his ideal life is a life of leisure — but he meets with an experi- 
ence that challenges his ideal 924b 

A is a "man of the world," relentlessly looking out for "Number One" and hav- 
ing little regard for others 925 

A, trying to realize his ideal of being a benefactor of mankind, meets with a dis- 
turbing experience 926 

A seeks to throw open his home to friends and strangers alike, and be generously 
hospitable, but certain unpleasant conditions make it difficult 927 
A in a spirit of altruism, befriends all in need 928a 

A IS never too busy to give aid to others and, because of it, he has an unpleasant 
experience 928a 



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Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A — Idealism, Cont'd 

A is a writer who plans to work up a pet idea into a story 932 

A, a writer, before he begias work on a story, wishes to make sure that the tale 
he has in mind will be interesting to the general public. He plans to settle the 
question by secret enterprise 932 

A, penniless, exchanges ten years of servitude for a college education 935 
A's cherished ideal is the sea, and far-flung adventures 936 
A is a morally superior person 937 

A is a clever craftsman who struggles to earn a living while upholding his ideals 938 
A, if he chooses, could win vast wealth- by sacrificing his high principles 938 
A seeks good in evil by culling lessons in good out of his association with trans- 
gressors — inspiration for contentment out of his misfortunes 939 
A enlists as a private in the army when he might easily have secured an officer's 
commission 940 

A seeks, through idealism, to be content with life in spite of a grinding poverty 
that makes life wretched 941 

A is a police magistrate with lofty humanitarian ideals 949b 

A, a police magistrate who wishes to know more of the private lives of those who 
are brought before him for judgment, disguises himself as a "bum" and plunges 
into the underworld 919b 

A's half knowledge of the world constitutes his handicap 950 
A believes he can be happier and more successful as a lawyer than as a doctor, 
as a general than as a private, as his own "boss" than by working for somebody 
else 950 

A feels he can do more gpod outside the priesthood than as a priest 950 
• A's happiness lies in freeing himself of a torturing conscience 951 

A will suffer ruin and disgrace if he carries out his plan to free himself of a tor- 
turing conscience 951 

A's ambition, one that is necessary to his happiness, is to fall out of the world 
that knows him 952 

A, for reasons of his own, craves peace and quiet 953 

A, desiring peace and quiet, finds his ideal retreat in a vacant house, and there 
h-e secretly takes up his quarters 953 

A, through erring imagination, becomes discontented with his life and surround- 
ings 954 

A, discontented, in a spirit of revolt seeks to achieve contentment 954 
A, a highwayman, is robbing the mails 955 

A becomes so wealthy and powerful that, in the overweening pride of his mis- 
taken ideals, he voices the query: "Is there any god greater than I?" 957a 
A is a general in the army 957b 960b 

A is captain of a steamship, racing across the Atlantic in an attempt to cut down 
the time of the passage 957c 

A takes issue with the accepted belief that poverty is the source of discontent, 
and conceives it to be the true source of happiness 958 
A struggles against difficulties in seeking to avoid wealth 958 
A is a soldier, eager to fight but who is commanded to retreat before a superior 
force of the enemy 960a 

A receives orders from his superiors which he considers discreditable 960a 
A's pride rebels against the loss of his ancestral acres through poverty 961 
A's one desire is to achieve a high honor, an honor that is unmerited, and to en- 
joy that honor is a condition necessary to happiness 965 

A has set his heart on accomplishing something beyond his powers, and his hap- 
piness depends upon his success 966 

A has been mysteriously absent from his home for long years 967 
A, for many years mysteriously absent from his home, seeks a happy renewal 
of old ties by returning suddenly and unheralded to his native place 967 
A is a young man of lofty ideals 968 

A, a young man of lofty ideals, craves all sorts of experiences in order that he may 
find the best and noblest in life 968 

A, a city toiler, cherishes a dear desire for the open fields and the song of the 
lark 969 

A befriends any strangers who rnay be in need of assistance, often neglecting 
his own family in carrying out his generous enterprises 970 
A believes solitude the greatest of human blessings 971 

(1) A, wealthy and avaricious, loses all by grasping for trifling gains 899 

(1) A, a soldier, is reported "a deserter under fire" 919c 



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Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A — Idealism, Cont'd 

(1-12) A, a soldier facing a large force of the enemy, fights against overwhelming 
odds until he is killed 919c 

(1) A, a morally superior person, is cast away in a vicious, isolated, primitive en- 
vironment, where moral inferiority assails his high idealism on every side 937 

(1) A has fallen upon evil days, and luck goes against him in every way 942 

(1) A, a general in the army, is engaged in an unimportant enterprise, and he is so 
absorbed in it that he gives no attention to the attacking enemy. A's troops 
are defeated 957b 960b 

(2) A flees to a foreign country to escape the consequences of a transgression 915 
(4) A, a fugitive in a foreign land, becomes so homesick for his own country that he 

has to return 915 
(4) A's capricious fancy, groping toward happiness, leads him to depart from the 

strict line of duty 949a 
(4) A, with negro blood in his veins, aspires to all the opportunities of the white 

race 959 
(6) A, unable to find a noble ideal for which he has long and vainly searched, dies 907 

(6) A, a soldier, disappears from the ranks and dies secretly and heroically for an 
ideal of duty; but he is reported "a deserter under fire" 919a 

(7) A, wealthy and desiring to live as a poor man, finds that his wealth makes it 
impossible 924a 

(7) A, believing poverty the key to happiness, changes his ideals when he finds him- 
self wealthy, and happy as he had never been in the days of poverty 929 

(8) A, given all he thought necessary for his happiness, finds there is still something 
lacking — something in himself 900 

(8) A, after searching in vain for a noble ideal, dies unaware of the fact that he him- 
self, because of his earnest search, has come to exemplify the ideal 907 

(8) A seeks to rebuild his life, wasted in dissipation, along the lines of exemplary 
ideals 918a 

(8) A's lofty aim is to be a benefactor of mankind 926 

(8) A clings to his lofty ideals through all his vicissitudes of fortune 942 

(8) A starves to death in holding fast to a lofty conception of duty 943a 

(8) A starves to death rather than amass wealth by shattering his ideals 943a 

(8) A, a prisioner, dies holding fast to a lofty conception of duty rather than win 
freedom by shattering his ideals of loyalty 943b 

(8) A is a gentleman of the "old school," who comes through life enduring with pa- 
tient fortitude every manner of misfortune; and then, at last, poverty stricken 
and pronounced a failure according to all the material standards of the world, 
he still clings to his high ideals and counts his vicissitudes, which could not over- 
come his ideals, as blessings in disguise 944 

(8"^ A, a highwayman, opening a letter that falls into his hands, secures information 
that sends him away on an altruistic undertaking — all by the way of proving 
that there is "good in the worst of us" 955 

(8-i2) A discards low ideals for high ideals 963 

(8) A, a white man battling against the superstitious frenzy of a half-savage tribe 
stricken with the plague, upholds the highest ideals of the white man's civiliza- 
tion 973 

(10) A's imagination leads his mind astray, and in seeking emancipation from fancied 
misfortunes he is plunged into real misfortunes 900 

(10) A has a passion for a certain pastime; and he becomes so absorbed in his trifling 
pastime that big events demandin" his immediate attention, are neglected with 
disastrous results 902 

(10) A, believing solitude to be the greatest of human blessings, encounters diffi- 
culties in his search for it 971 

(11) A's pride will not allow him to discontinue benefactions for which his family 
has long been noted, although his poverty forces him to many shifts of simulation, 
demands pinching sacrifices, and taxes his ingenuity 905 

(11) A cannot realize his cherished ideal because he is compelled to work at a desk 
job in order to support himself and his dependents 936 

(12) A, seeking to forward an enterprise which those who know him might consider 
absurd or unworthy, changes his name and goes secretly to a place where he is 
unknown 917 

(12) A has low ideals, but changes them abruptly for high ideals 922a _ 
(12) A is a man of wealth and influence who feels that the gold of his true worth is 
obscured by the dross of his riches 940 



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Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A — Idealism, Conc'd 

(12) A leaves iiis coat on a cliff at the seaside, drops his hat in a stunted tree below 

the brink, ^nd vanishes from the scenes that know him 952 
(12) A, becoming aware of an old prophecy, unconsciously seeks to become like the 

exalted protagonist of the prophecy 964a 
(14) A, seeking seclusion because his popularity annoys him, becomes hungry for the 

old applause and suffers remorse because of his flight from it 897 
(14) A undergoes a tragic experience which results in a beneficial character change 918b 
(14) A has high ideals but, on suffering misfortune, he changes his high ideals for low 

ideals 922b 
(14) A, discarding low ideals for high ideals, struggles in vain to realize his high ideals; 

but, although baffied in realizing his cherished ambition, he effects a beneficial 

character change 963 

Obligation 

A has innocently caused a number of people to invest money in a worthless en- 
terprise 979 

A, by undertaking an obligation, finds himself threatened by misfortune 980 
A's family all worked in order that he might be helped to a technical education 990 
A conceives it to be his duty to work at a calling he dislikes so that he may re- 
pay his family for their sacrifices 990 

A seeks theoretical adventure, "arm-chair" adventure — the thrill of high em- 
prise caught second-hand from travel-books 991 

A, with a half million, must be "broke" within a year, and he must not give away 
any money nor spend a cent foolishly 997b 

A is the scion of a proud old line whose greatest pride has been to keep its estates 
intact 1000 

A, in desperate need, ignores a family obligation 1000 

A finds it necessary to carry out a certain distasteful enterprise if he would at- 
tain wealth 1001a 
A is a woman-hater 1002 

A is under an obligation to commit a crime 1003 
A is a United States consul 1015 

A is the recipient of anonymous threats of violence if he tries to carry out an 
obligation 1019 

(1) A, in order to carry out an obligation, gives up his chosen profession and enters 
another line of work 1006b 

(8) A, unable to realize his ambition because of family obligations, comes as near 
realizing the ambition as he can 991 

(12) A, having innocently caused a number of people to lose money in an enterprise, 
feels that he cannot rest content until, by his own efforts, he recovers the 
money for the losers and restores it 979 

(12) A, under an obligation to commit a crime, is not a criminal at heart and cannot 
fulfill the obligation 1003 

(12) A, threatened anonymously with violence if he carries out an obligation, pro- 
ceeds boldly with what he believes to be his duty 1019 

(6) A cuts a Gordian Knot by taking poison 1016a 

Necessity 

A is desperately in need of money 1023 

For A, beating back to "Easy Street" has its difficulties 1024 

A is an outcast son, sorely in need of money 1026 

A, a man of ability who has fallen upon evil days and is almost bankrupt, meets 

with unpleasant complications in seeking to recoup his fortunes 1029 

A, innocent, is in the hands of the police on a groundless charge 1030 

A, in the hands of the police, must be free at once in order to carry out a certain 

enterprise, and cannot wait to prove his innocence 1030 

A, a doctor, while taking an evening stroll, is summoned hurriedly to attend a 

sick person. He meets with evil experiences 1031 

(1) A is young, and had considerable money, but, by a wild life, he impoverishes 
himself and comes to want 1024 

(4) A, desperately in need of money, undertakes a rash enterprise and becomes in- 
volved in an unpleasant complication 1023 

(4) A, hard-pressed for money, is beguiled by the devil into an unwise proceeding 1027 



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Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 



Chance 

A, an inventor, is secretly testing out an invention 1034 

A is a plain man of mediocre abilities 1036 

A is pn his way to keep an important engagement 1040 

A is injured in an accident and taken unconscious to a hospital 1040 _ ' 

A, in a half doze, overhears a chance conversation that concerns a transgression; 

but he is in doubt as to whether he overheard a real conversation, or was deceived 

by a dreaming mmd 1045 

A is strolling through the streets of a large city at dead of night 1046 

A, a blind man, is groping his way along a city street 1047 
(1) A, an inventor secretly testing out an invention, so delays in mid-ocean a ship 

carrying a fabulous cargo of bullion that fears are entertained for the ship's 

safety 1034 
(1) A, on his way to execute a new will disposing of his estate, meets death in an 

accident 1041 
(1) A, engaged in a secret enterprise, suffers a chance intrusion and discovery owing 

to his own carelessness 1042a 
(4) A carelessly leaves a door unlocked while engaged in a secret enterprise 1042a 
(1) A, when in doubt regarding his course of action in any enterprise, flips a coin 

to let luck decide. This has always been his custom, and it has invariably been 

successful; but there comes a time when the coin proves unreliable 1049 
(9) A's gold mine, seemingly of little value, is turned into a "bonanza" by a lucky 

strike 1043 
(9) A hears by <"hance a familiar name, and the name solves a riddle of the past 1053 
(9) A solves a mystery involving his happiness 1054 
(9) A solves an important mystery when falling plaster reveals the place where some 

old love letters are concealed 1054 

Personal Limitations 

A, although simple minded and genuine, is awkward in speech and forward and 
uncouth in manner 1059 

A attempts audacious enterprises, but his confidence has a way of leaving him 
"flat" before the enterprises are carried through to completion 1060 
A is told by a clairvoyant that he has inherited the trait of cowardice 1061 
A's belief in the statement that he has inherited the trait of cowardice, makes 
a coward out of him 1061 

A is so content with what he has that any impulse toward enterprise is throttled 
1062 

A's mistaken ideals are an obstacle to his advancement 1063 
A, on trial for murder, could establish an alibi and prove his innocence — but 
only by a dishonorable act 1070 

A finds that the duties of his position are so numerous it is physically impossible 
for him to carry them out 1071 

A's high official position makes it impossible for him, in his own person, to ac- 
quire information which he thinks of first importance 1072 

A, a successful business man, has an overwhelming desire to break away from 
commercial affairs and go adventuring in quest of Romance 1073 
A is obsessed with fear of a pursuing peril 1078 

A, obsessed with fear of a pursuing peril, seeks to gain contentment of mind 1078 
A finds it beyond his power, in any ordinary manner, to secure a man of courage 
for a dangerous piece of work 1081 

A proceeds by secret enterprise to find a man of courage 1081 
A is a rnan who finds cowardice an obstacle to enterprise 1082a 
A lives in a strange lost community which is ruled by a.-, idol of Fear 1082b 
A seeks escape from a community ruled by Fear, iDut finds it difficult to de- 
velop sufficient courage to accomplish his purpose 1082b 

A lacks initiative, and the ability unaided to advance his material fortunes 1083 
A seeks to forward an honest enterprise but lacks the means to finance it 1084 
A would like to achieve a lofty enterprise, but he is so poor he cannot finance the 
undertaking 1086 

A, a crook, would like to restore some of his ill-gotten gain, but finds it difficult 
without revealing his culpability 1087 
A's happiness is wrapped up in his ambition 1088 



206 

Classification by PLOTTO Charac er Symbols 

A — Personal Limitations, Cont'd 

A is hampered in his work, and his success imperiled, by a lack of new ideas 1090 
A's knowledge of the profession he seeks to f9llow has been obtained solely by 
reading stories about it; he has had no practical experience 1091 
A reaches a point in his chosen work where his ingenuity and enterprise grow 
stale and will not help him onward 1092 
A is considered a very inferior person intellectually 1093 

A, considered an inferior person intellectually, seeks to solve a mystery that 
has puzzled the most sagacious 1093 

A is a celebrity; and the written requests for his autograph become so numerous 
that they interfere seriously with his work 1094 

A seeks to free himself from certain meddlesome influences that interfere seri- 
ously with the practice of his profession 1095 

A, a playwright, having no new ideas for a play, goes forth in quest of them 1096 
A has a cherished ambition which he cannot realize because he is hampered by 
certain obligations 1097a 

A is a subordinate, and considered mentally inferior 1098 

A's ignoble weakness is lack of courage in investigating events that have great 
news value; for A is a newspaper reporter, and news is his stock in trade 1104 
A, on one side of the Atlantic, must arrive on the other side at a certain time 
or he will lose a rich inheritance 1107a 

A, pursuing an important enterprise, catches a swift steamer for a hurried trip 
across the Atlantic 1107a 

A has committed a crime but has never fallen under suspicion 1110 
A, an author, becomes suddenly aware of deterioration in his creatiye work lllla 
A finds that his obligations as a "quack" doctor are too difficult for his powers 1112 
A has a theory that the perfume of flowers may be blended into musical con- 
ceptions 1113 

A is hastening across the ocean on a fast steamer in order to carry out an import- 
ant enterprise 1116 

A manufactures a hand-made product in a worthy manner no machinery can 
duplicate 1122 

A, by rnanufacturing a hand-made product by machinery, on a large scale, and 
so keeping up with the demand, will amass wealth; but the standard of quality 
will be lowered 1122 

A is a bibulous person, and his ultimatum from his doctor is this: "Either quit 
drinking or resign yourself to die within a very few months" 1126 
A, apparently dead, is really in a cataleptic state and sees and hears everything 
that takes place around him although powerless to move a muscle 1128a 
A is in a mine when a charge of giant powder explodes prematurely 1128b 
A's character weakness is superstition 1132 

A seeks a courageous person who will recover property that has been stolen from 
him 1129b 
A, publicly, is honest and prosperous, but privately he is a transgressor 1140 

(1) A has assumed the furtive manner of a criminal for so long that it has become 
habitual with him and he cannot act like an honest man 1064 

(1) A, a writer, discovers that he is losing his grip on his reading public and is be- 
coming unable to write salable material 1074 

(1) A's character weakness is betting; and he seems unable to conquer the failing, 
although he invariably suffers loss 1079 

(1) A lacks ingenuity, and the power to force circumstances to contribute their ut- 
most in forwarding his undertakings 1088 

(1) A's obligations, which prevented him from realizing a cherished ambition, pass, 
but the habit of excusing himself frorn enterprise on account of the obligations 
remains, and his cherished enterprise is never undertaken 1097a 

(1) A's guilty conscience handicaps him in the field of enterprise 1110 

(1) A, engaged in an important enterprise, is delayed in mid-ocean by an accident 
to his steamer; the vessel's wireless is out of commission and A faces failure in 
a pet undertaking 1116 

(1) A, in his absent-minded moments, mechanically draws odd designs on a piece 
of paper, unaware of what he is doing, or that it may have an adverse effect 
upon some of his secret enterprises 1124 

(1) A, suffering a terrible mental shock, seemingly falls dead 1128 

(1) A loses his eyesight in a powder explosion 1128b 

(1) A is so superstitious that it prevents him from winning success in his enterprises 
1132 



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A — Personal Limitations, Conc'd 

(4) A, a young man of mediocre abilities, is happy in considering himself a very 
superior person 1060 

(4) A's ideal of labor is to do just enough to "get by" and hold his job 1063 

(4) A, a reporter, assigned to "cover" a certain story and finding it impossible, de- 
cides to write up an imaginary interview, pretending it is bona fide 1080 

(4) A, in order to secure means to finance an honest enterprise, becomes a boot- 
legger for a time 1084 

(4) A, for worthy purposes, poses as a criminal 1097b 

(4) A seeks to overcome personal limitations in an honest enterprise by a resort to 
dishonest methods 1101 

(4) A, reading de ective stories, is fired with the desire to become a detective 1111b 

(4) A, highly confident of his own ability, takes up a line of work with which he has 
had no practical experience 1111b 

(4) A's obstacle to enterprise is laziness; and he submits to it cheerfully 1131 

(4) A is an agnostic who, in his arrogance and presumption, defies a Higher Power 
1133 

(9) A, a craven at heart, deliberately forces himself into danger as a method of de- 
veloping his courage 1082a 

(9) A, a subordinate, attacks a problem that defies solution by his superiors, and 
solves it, thereby winning just recognition and preferment 1098 

(9-14) A, a coward, by_ deliberately forcing himself into risky situations in order to 
acquire first-hand information, transforms his character and becomes a star 
reporter 1104 

(12) A makes the mistake of thinking himself a criminal; then he discovers that he 
is not a criminal 1064 

(13) A, a somnambulist, deceives himself in a certain enterprise by opposing, in an 
unconscious state, all the efforts of his waking moments 1117 _ 

(14) A, supposed to be a hoodlum, is transformed into a gentleman in an astonish- 
ingly short period of time 1076 

(14) A, a very ordinary young man, suddenly becomes afflicted with megalomania, 

and his character is completely changed 1134 
(14) A, who was timid and shirked enterprise, undergoes a character change which 

impels him to rush audaciously into the most difficult undertakings 1134 

Simulation 

A has a violent distaste for ghost stories and stories of the supernatural 1141 
A pretends to be ill in order to avoid listening to ghost stories 1141 
A, in his coffin and just before burial, revives from a cataleptic trance 1142a 
A is mistakenly supposed to have met his death in a storm 1142b 
A is a connoisseur of precious stones and has a valuable collection 1143a 
A, a crook, seeks by substituting a worthless counterfeit for the valuable original 
to secure an object carefully safeguarded 1144 

A, a crook, in order to carry out a crafty enterprise, disguises himself as a person 
of wealth and social standing 1146 

A desires to get away frequently to the city and have his "fling" with boon com- 
panions but fears the gossip of the rural community in which he lives 1148 
A, in order to protect his collection of valuable stones against robbery, displays 
replicas of them, comparatively worthless, to would-be customers 1143a 
A, an innocent transgressor under ban of the law, owes a large sum of money 
which he must pay 1148b 

A is a lad away from home, very unhappy because he does not receive letters 
from home as all his other young friends do 1149 

A, lonely and never receiving any letters from his home folks, writes letters to 
hirnself and shows them to his friends 1149 
A is an art collector 1165 

A seeks to demonstrate his ability to enact a certain role in a forthcoming play 
1169 

A, in order to prove his ability to enact a certain role in a forthcoming play, 
assumes the role off the stage 1169 

A, wealthy and of high social standing, desires adventures in the underworld 1170 
A is a fugitive from justice who has assumed an alias and is posing as an innocent 
and worthy member of society 1175a 
A, a banker, has juggled with the bank's funds 1177 



208 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A — Simulation, Coned 

A, a transgressor, covers up his criminal acts by a painstaking simulation of 
honor and excellence 1177 

A, highly respected in his community, has committed a murder 1178 
A is a criminal who is posing as an officer of the law hunting for another criminal 
1179 

A is a transgressor who poses as an honest man for the purpose of carrying out 
another transgression 1181 

A, in order to achieve happiness, seeks to be free of suspicion 1183 
A's high place in society is at odds with an enterprise he wishes to undertake 1184 
A, in order to proceed with certain plans, finds it necessary to hide his identity 
1184 

A, to the public, is highly placed, honest and successful. This reputation is 
necessary as a "cover" for his private transgressions 1185 

A, pursuing a worthy enterprise, changes his name and goes to a place where 
he is unknown 1186 

A, a tramp, in order to have more success in his "panhandling", pretends to be 
a missionary 1190 

A is a thief, who has an honest profession which he uses as a "cover" for his dis- 
honest practices 1194 

A is a wanderer, "under a cloud," who returns as an Unknown to his home town, 
scene of his youthful transgressions 1199 

(2) A, a fugitive from justice, supposed to be dead, assumes an alias and escapes 
to a distant place 1142b 

(3) A, just before burial, revives from a cataleptic trance, puts weights in the coffin, 
closes it, and secretly escapes from the house 1142a 

(4) A is a coward who seeks, by arrogant boasting, to convince everybody that 
he is a hero 1150 

(4) A, desiring adventures in the underworld and unable to realize his desire in his 

own character, assumes a fictitious character 1170 
(4) A is a poor clerk who, with a limited capital, dons a dress suit and takes a brief 

"fling" in high society 1187 
(4) A, to secure relief from desperate misfortunes, pretends to be a victim of lost 

identity 1188 
(4) A, pretending to be a victim of lost identity, appeals to the police and is given 

food and shelter while the authorities try to discover who he is and where he 

comes from 1188 

(4) A is a murderer who, for his own protection and gain, impersonates the man 
he has murdered 1195 

(5-10) A plays the role of a "rube" so successfully that he defeats the purpose for 
which he undertook the impersonation 1202a 

(5) A seeks to rebuild his life, wasted in dissipation, along the line of exemplary 
ideals 1186 

(9) A, a fugitive from the law, assumes a fictitious character and an alias and wins 

a large sum of money in a certain enterprise 1148b 
(9) A, returning to his home town as an Unknown, prevents a bank holdup 1199 
(11) A, discovered masquerading under a false name and in disguise, is compelled 

to flee for his life 1193 
(11) A, for the purpose of discovering what obstacles a certain person will meet and 

how he will react to them, assumes the role of a fictitious character and falls 

into very real misfortunes 1198 

Craftiness 

A, a fugitive from justice, disguises himself and, as an unknown, risks discovery 
and arrest to carry out a romantic enterprise 1209a 
A is told by a doctor that he has only three months to live 1210 
A, having committed a transgression, seeks to make restitution without betray- 
ing his guilt 1211 

A is a bold thief who wishes to hide his identity and appear free of ulterior mo- 
tives while carrying out an audacious robbery 1217a 

A, secretly searching for a man of courage, stages a crafty enterprise in order to 
find a man of sufficient courage to face a dangerous test 1219 

A tries to discover what obstacles a certain person will meet and how he will 
react to them 1223a 
A has taken up his quarters in a vacant house 1225 



209 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A — Craftiness, Conc'd 

A is obsessed with a fear of burglars 1230 

A, obsessed with a fear of burglars, places a wax figure in his bed and sleeps in 
a locked closet 1230 

A wagers all his money on a boxing bout 1231 
A pretends to lead a dissipated life 1237a 

A, a crook, launches a benevolent enterprise as a means of making secret res- 
titution of his ill-gotten gains 1239 

A seeks craftily to keep the good opinion of the public 1247 

A closely guards an evil secret which, if known, would reflect upon his character 
and make impossible a cherished enterprise 1247 

A is a doctor who follows his honest profession by day, and makes it a "cover" 
for his activities as a burglar by night 1248 

A attempts craftily to clear himself of a suspicion of robbery ,1249 
A, rich and unscrupulous, has set his heart on acquiring a certain piece of ground 
1260a 

A represents guilt-masquerading-as-innocence 1262 
A decides to use secret information for blackmailing purposes 1263 
A is selling luck charms among a superstitious people 1273 
A, supposed to be dead, assumes a fictitious name 1275 
A, a crook, commits a robbery and escapes in woman's clothes 1282 
A plans by crafty enterprise to secure a rich inheritance 1285 
A is threatened with violence if he carries out an enterprise connected with his 
profession 1287 
A, a white man among savages, seeks to avert a calamity by prayer 1289b 

(1) A, a writer, slipping in his work as the years advance, draws on material of his 
early days to keep himself going. The material exhausted, A dies 1238 

(1) A is influenced to engage in an enterprise that will bring about his punishment 
for transgression 1262 

(1) A, influenced to carry out an enterprise, falls into a trap — a trap of mysterious 
dangers unknown to him 1267a 

(1) A is so worried about a certain secret enterprise that, in his absent-minded mo- 
ments he pencils, on anything that happens to be convenient, diagrams that offer 
a clue to his enterprise 1289d 

(4) A, a Beau Brummel, wealthy and aristocratic, disappears inside a public wash- 
room at a railway station with a suit case. When he reappears, he has trans- 
formed himself into a typical hoodlum A checks his suit case and plunges 
into the underworld in quest of adventure 1209b 

(4) A, a wealthy miser, told by his doctor that he has only three months to live, de- 
cides to spend all his money before he dies so none will be left for his heirs 1210 

(4) A, taking refuge in a vacant house and desiring to stay on secretly in the place, 
movesr into the attic when the house is rented 1225 

(4) A's plan to commit a robbery becomes known, and a trap is laid for him at the 
scene of the intended crime 1268 

(4) A, by a stratagem, fosters the delusion of his own death in an attempt to realize 
money on his life insurance 1277b 

(6) A kills himself, but contrives to make his death appear accidental 1237b 

(6) A kills himself in order that money, to be secured as life insurance, may take 
care of his pressing obligations 1237b 

(9) A renounces an. inheritance because of a distasteful obligation attached to it; 
and then, after giving up the inheritance, a codicil to the will restores it to him, 
stating that the supposed obligation was merely a "test» of merit" 1242b 

(9) A, in the face of threats, carries out an enterprise and discovers that the threats 
were merely a stratagem to prove his courage 1287 

(12) A craftily fosters the delusion of his own death 1277b 

Transgression 

A's estate has been in his family for hundreds of years, and it is an unwritten 
law of the family that it is to be held intact 1291c 

A, a poor man going about his honest duties, is suddenly afforded the opportunity 
to commit a secret transgression whereby he wili acquire great gain without in- 
curring suspicion 1297 

A fights against the temptation to acquire gain through transgression 1297 
A is a notorious outlaw, at large and craftily avoiding apprehension 1298 
A has committed a crime and fled to escape the consequences 1300 



210 

Classification bv PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A — Transgression, Conc'd 

A seeks to evade the legal consequences of a crime he has committed 1301 

A, a minister of the gospel, errs»secretly on his human side and commits a moral 

transgression 1306 

(4) A comaiits a transgression when he sells a piece of woodland, part of an inherited 
estate 120 Ic 

(8) A, committing a transgression and escaping unsuspected, is so tortured by con- 
science that he has to give himself up and confess 1291a 

(8) A, suffering remorse because he has committed a transgression, seeks to make 
restitution 1295 

(9) A, a prospector, discovers gold 1296 

(12) A commits a transgression and escapes unsuspected 1291a 

(12) A, highly placed and universally respected, protects his reputation by keeping 
a moral lapse a close secret 1306 

(13) A finds it important that he show himself where he is known; but it is also im- 
portant that he remain in hiding 1300 

Revenge 

A is a malefactor of small pretentions, a down-and-outer of striking appearance 
masked by rags and squalor 1320 

(1) A, high born, falls under the ban of death as a political conspirator in his native 
country 1327 

(2) A evades a conspiracy aimed at his life and escapes to a distant land 1327 

(3) A, supposed dead, plays the role of a ghost 1313b 

(4) A seeks revenge against his native country for a grievous wrong 1312 

(8) A, in a spiritual victory, decides to forego a cherished enterprise and spare an 
innocent woman her happy but mistaken ideals 1323a 

Mystery 

A, dabbling in things he does not understand, seeks to accomplish wonderful 
results 1330 

A, with a fearful oath declares: "I will see home to-night in spite of the storm, 
or I will never see home!" 1331 

A flees from a pursuer who is wholly imaginary 1332 

A, a chemist, with the aid of subtle poisons, develops a flower of unusual color 
and beauty 1333a 

A, a needy person, picks up two pairs of cast-off shoes, one pair discarded by a 
clergyman and the other by a man of reckless nature and "shady" reputation 1336 
A is a transgressor posing as an honest man 1339 

A, a rnan of wealth and influence, holds his place in society by closely guarding 
a tragic secret 1346 

A represents guilt-masquerading-as-innocence 1349 

A thinks himself obsessed with a fear of speeding automobiles, and that the cars 
that are trying to run him down are phantom cars 1350 

A decides that what he has come to consider a danger is merely a fancied danger 
inspired by fear 1351 

A is caught in a snare of superstitious delusion 1355 
A's will is waging a psychic battle against fear 1356 
A is investigating psychic phenomena 1357 
A has a prophetic vision which forecasts his death 1358 

A has a delusion in which a certain odor, manifesting itself during a tragic ex- 
perience, fills him with superstitious dread 1359 

A has an evil dream which haunts his waking moments, works on his mind and 
has its effect on his behavior 1361a 

A is sure that an occult experience he has had portends success in a certain en- 
terprise 1361b 

A believes that he hears strange voices talking to him 1365 

A counters the belief that he hears strange voices talking to him with the auto 
suggestion that he is merely the victim of superstitious delusion 1365 
A is influenced unduly by his dreams 1366 

A, influenced unduly by his dreams, strives to master the ignoble weakness and • 
control his dreams by sheer force of will 1366 

A has invented a life-preserver for the use of shipwrecked persons 1367b 
A undergoes a memory lapse and forgets everything about himself 1368 



211 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A — Mystery, Cont'd 

A, a Fortyniner, returning with a wagon train from California, has with him a 

fortune in gold dust 1370b 

A has a character weakness that prevents him from achieving success in enter- 
prise 1374 

A has long been rtjysteriously missing 1378 

A is a man of adventurous nature who seeks to accomplish a dangerous enter- 
prise 1379 

A, a needy young artist with an ordered picture left on his hands, discovers that 

the picture is a map locating buried treasure 1386b 

A is a dreamy, mysterious person who makes a study of occult phenomena 1389b 

A encounters a trying experience 1389b 

A will receive knowledge of an important secret if he has the ingenuity to solve 

the mystery of a figure in an Orental rug 1392 

A, investigating a psychic problem, finds that he must begin by placing his faith 

in so-called "automatic writing" 1398 

A seeks wealth, his by right, which has been concealed 1399 

A secures knowledge of an important secret, and his curiosity involves him in a 

queer enterprise 1403 

A is a reporter assigned to "cover" a story which involves a closely-guarded 

secret 1407 

A obtains knowledge of a closely-guarded secret 1408 

A, obtaining knowledge of a closely-guarded secret, goes on a hunt for buried 

treasure 1408 

A is carrying out an enterprise 1414b 

A vanishes mysteriously from a ship in mid-ocean 1414b 

A, an honest bank messenger, disappears mysteriously with a satchel full of 

money 1415 

A, while engaged in an important enterprise, drinks of an enchanted water and 

falls asleep 1418a 

A, following a tragic experience, has a superstitious fear of a certain odor 1422b 

A seeks to unravel the mystery of a strange house 1426a 

A encounters a weird experience when he finds himself in a mysterious place, 

surrounded by people who are the victims of a hypnotic delusion 1427a 

A is a skeptic in matters that have to do with the supernatural 1427b 

A, a skeptic, meets with an experience which he finds disturbing 1 t27b 

A dreams that he falls from a great height 1428 

A, who evidently is a person of quality, cannot prove his station in life as he 

knows nothing of his birth and parentage 1430a 

A, in a waking vision, sees a grave being dug for himself 1433a 

A, if he carries out a professional obligation to call at a certain house in a cer- 
tain street, is daily warned by anonymous letters that it will be at the peril of 

his life 1434 

A is a member of a strange secret society in which all the members are bound 

by oath to avenge the Wrongs, real or fancied, of each individual member 143Sc 

A is a member of a strange secret society in which all members have red hair. 

The watchword of the society: "One Bncktop for all; all Bricktops for one" 1438c 

A, in great financial distress, pawns a valuable and mysterious object 1440 

A seeks to discover the secret of life 1441a 

A, a captured criminal, has a particularly vivid dream in which he is making a 

successful escape 1443a 

A is trapped in the woods by a falling tree 1443b 

A falls into an old well that has been covered with boards and earth 1443c 
1) A, involving himself recklessly in matters he does not understand, succeeds only 

in making himself ridiculous 1330 
1) A is haunted by a superstitious delusion that arouses fear and causes him to 

give up an enterprise 1334a 
1) A, seeking to carry out a certain enterprise, climbs into a building and suddenly 

discovers that the room he has entered is a trap; all windows bar themselves, 

and the stout door locks against him 1335 
1) A, during a storm, has a narrow escape when lightning strikes a tree under which 

he is standing, throwing A to the ground and injuring him severely 1353 
1) A, discovering a magic method for wishing and havine: makes a last wish that 

he shall live forever; but his magic fails him, and he dies 1354a 
1) A meets with disaster when illusion becomes reality through the overthrow of 

his reason 1357 



212 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A — Mystery, Cont'd 

(1) A, taken ill, is haunted by a vision that forecasts his death, and he dies ,1358 
(1) A, unreasoningly fearful regarding a certain odor, succumbs and dies, a victim 

of his own delusion 1359 
(1) A has supernatural experiences which prove an obstacle to enterprise 1360 
(1) A is so sure of success in an enterprise that he puts forth no effort to win; and the 

enterprise fails 1361b 
(1) A and his companions are attacked by Indians, A's companions are killed and 

A is mortally wounded 1370b 
(1) A, discovering a "pocket" of gold in the desert- dies before he can take the gold 

out 1370c 
(1) A, a detective, is falsely suspected of being a professional crook by those un- 
aware of his secret motives 1376 
(1) A, appearing suddenly among a tribe of savages, is encased in a diver's suit from 

which he cannot free himself unaided; nor, hailed as a god, can he ask his savage 

captors to free him 1419b 
(1) A, while seeking to carry out an enterprise, is brought gradually under the power 

of a dreadful force, intangible, invisible and evil, until at last his body seems to 

become the abode of the accursed Thing 1422a 
(1) A, seeking to express musically the odor of tube roses, is almost killed by a bolt 

of lightning 1422b 
(1) A, seeking to discover a great secret, uncovers an unhappy complication 1441a 
(1) A has an invisible wound, caused by a tragic act of injustice he has committed, 

and no physician or surgeon can heal him 1441b 
(1) A, trapped by a falling tree in an isolated place, is unable to extricate himself, 

and dies 1443b 
(1) A, falling into an old well, is unable to extricate himself and dies of his injuries 

1443c 
(4) A is under the delusion that he lives in a chaotic world, such a world as is pictured 

by pessimists 1345 
(4) A, seeking sincerely to investigate psychic phenomena, begins unconsciously to 

mix truth with delusion 1347 
(4) A, in order to disprove a fancied hallucination, deliberately throws himself in 

front of a speeding automobile which he supposes to be a phantom 1350 
(4) A, in order to shatter his fear complex, plunges into a supposed danger that proves 

to be real 1351 
(4) A, during a storm, defies the Supreme Power 1353 
(4) A discovers a magic method for realizing all his wishes but at the expense of 

years of his life for every wish granted 1354a 
(4) A is a performer whose specialty is a daredevil act of great danger; but in A there 

is growing the feeling that he will fail, although he knows that death is sure if 

he even contemplates failure 1356 
(4-12) A, in order to prove the value of a life-preserver he has invented, dons the 

rubber suit, inflates it, and secretly by night drops overboard from a steamer on 

the high seas 1367b 
(4) A, as a rnethod of reprisal against his country, seeks to sell important government 

information to a foreign country 1372a 
(4) A, as a method of reprisal against his native land, turns traitor in time of war 

and joins the forces of the enemy 1372b 
(4) A sells his shadow for an inexhaustible purse 1373 

(4) A seeks to discover what is in a mysterious room behind a locked door 1409 
(5-10) A, slowly recovering from injuries in a hospital, changes his views on certain 

important questions 1353 
(6) A, near death, draws a cryptic map on the page of a note book, locating the spot 

where a store of gold may be found 1370c 
(6) A dies of psychic shock 1428 
(9-14) A has a dream, or an unusual experience, psychic or otherwise, which enables 

him to conquer a serious character weakness and become successful in his un- 
dertakings 1374 
(9) A, in a desperate mental conflict with a superstitious obsession, succeeds in scor- 
ing a victory for sense and reason — all by his own unaided powers 1375 
(9) A, treasure trove, finds a mysterious old parchment document which describes 

the place where the treasure is buried 1394 

(9) A, caught in a trap and held powerless under a huge burning glass, is saved by 
an eclipse of the sun 1419a 

(10) A has a dream so vivid that it seems a part of his waking experience 1433b 



213 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A — Mystery, Conc'd 

(11) A, in one pair of shoes, is meek and circumspect in his behavior* vrhen wearing 
another pair, he is wild and profligate 1336 

(12) A, in a mysterious manner, receives a warning of danger 1424a 

(13) A, homeward bound, drives and drives; and he is still driving, no nearer his home 
than he was when he first started 1331 

(13) A, unable to explain events of a seemingly supernatural nature, has a feeling 

that a ghostly visitor is at work 1381 
(13) A. carrying out an occult enterprise, falls into a strange sort of trance during 

which he accomplishes remarkable things of which he has no remembrance when 

he awakes 1387 
(13) A has recurring spells by day or night when he becomes a somnambulist, doing 

things of which he has no remembrance in his waking moments 1389a 
(13) A, while carrying out an enterprise of small importance vanishes completely 

and mysteriously, baffling every attempt of the police and of his friends to find 

him 1414a - 

(13) A, seeking to unravel the mystery of a strange house in the hills, is caught in 

an electrical storm. During the storm the house vanishes and the site on which 

it stood becomes a lake 1426a 
(13) A has a dream which he conceives to be an actual experience 1433b 

(13) A has a wound, an invisible, psychic wound, which causes terrible pain in flesh 
and tissue which, otherwise, are perfectly healthy and normal 1441b 

(14) A, victim of lost identity, assumes a fictitious name and character 1368 

(14) A receives a blow on the head which causes him to lose his original personality 
and return to a fictitious personality which he had previously assumed 1390 

(14) A, with a large amount of money in his possession, disappears; he is later found 
in jail, his reason obscured, his money gone 1415 

Revelation 

A for a long time seeks in vain to solve a puzzling mystery 1451a 

A, receiving information which he thinks trustworthy, embarks upon a hazardous 

enterprise 1451d 

A is puzzled by a mystery that seems too deep for solution 1452 

A is at his wits' end in an attempt so solve a puzzling riddle 1453 

A, a writer, is in doubt as to whether a story he has in mind will interest the 

general public 1460 

(8) A fights a hard battle with his conscience; he finds it a losing battle, and makes 
an important revelation in order that he may achieve peace of mind 1461a 

(9-12) A, trying to solve a puzzling mystery, discovers a clue in a little box con- 
cealed in an old phonograph bought at auction 1451a 

(9-12) A slips and falls into a chasm; and in the chasm he discovers a clue to a baf- 
fling mystery 1452 

(11) A, because of certain revelations he has received, firmly resolves that he will 
not carry out an enterprise that had formerly been dear to his heart 1455a 

A and A'2 

Love's Misadventures 

(4-5) A and A-2 meet with a tragic adventure, and A-2 is killed 169 

Married Life 

A calls on his friend, A-2 446b 

(12) A-2, falsely suspected of transgi ssion, finds himself in a most unhappy position 
until A, by a statement of the facts, clears A-2 of suspicion 390 

Misfortune 

A, seeking to help his friend, A-2, lends him all his money 601 

A and his friend, A-2, are attacked by robbers in a Ipnely wood 603b 

A's friend, A-2, receives a wound from which he dies 603b 

A, and his friend, A-2, on horseback, are swimming a flooded river. A-2 is struck 

by a piece of floating drift, but A rescues him and gets him to the river bank 603c 

A's friend, A-2, is so badly injured that he dies 603c 



214 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and A-2 — Misfortune, Conc'd 

A and his friend, A-2, are wandering afoot in the desert. A-2 is injured, and 

their water supply fails 603d 

A's friend, A-2, dies from injuries and hardships 603d 

A and his friend, A-2, explorers, are alone in the jungle 607 

A's friend, A-2, goes insane from eating the berries of a strange plant, and makes 

a murderous attack upon A 607 

A helps A-2 secure treasure in a secret place 662 

A's friend, A-2, commits suicide before A can help him overcome his misfortunes 

671 

A plans a secret enterprise in an effort to help A-2 672 

A seeks wealth by craftily defrauding his friend, A-2 701 

A, because of a disturbing experience, is compelled to turn against his friend, A-2 

704 

A and A-2, before the war, were fast friends 716 

A is captain in the army, and his men capture and bring before him A-2, a bosom 

friend of A's, who is one of the enemy and a spy 716 
(1) A s friend, A-2, fails to repay money borrowed from A, and A is left penniless 601 
(1) A suffers defeat because his friend, A-2, does not efficiently carry out his part 

in a certain enterprise 603a 
(1) A finds himself ruined, and his reputation gone, when his "double," A-2, bungles 

an important enterprise while posing as A 629 
(1) A, through his confederate in an enterprise, A-2, suffers loss 630 
(1) A is ruined when his appeal to his supposed friend, A-2, for financial aid, is de- 
nied 631 
(1) A, helping A-2 secure treasure in a secret place, is abandoned to die in a deep 

pit by A-2, who makes off alone with the treasure 662 
(1) A, seeking wealth by craftily defrauding A-2, is tortured by conscience 701 
(1) A loses his small fortune in trying to help a friend, A-2 7l5b 
(4) A, in order to oblige his friend, A-2, acts contrary to his own principles and ex- 
periences unpleasant results 599 
(4) A dons A-2's mask and costume and assumes A-2's role at a carnival, A-2 being 

called away suddenly on pressing business and promising to return shortly.^ A 

is against masquerades on principal; and, when A-2 fails to return, he is in a 

dilemma 599 
(4) A has his "double", A-2, take his place in an important enterprise 629 

Mistaken Judgment 

A, believing that a certain proposition has merit, buys stock in it himself and 

sells stock to his friends, A-2, A-2 747 

A seeks to manage A-2's languishing business and place it on a paying basis 769 

A's bibulous friend, A-2, influences A to take to drink, scoffing at the doctor 

who has forbidden A to indulge in spirituous liquors 779 

A, before the war, had a friend, A-2, who had rendered him a very great service 

790a 

A-2, during the war, is captured as an enemy spy and brought before Captain A 

790a 

A, a judge, has a friend, A-2, brought before him for trial and sentence 790b 

A is persuaded by his friend, A-2, to engage in an enterprise 793a 

A is influenced by his friend, A-2, to take charge of some important papers 793b 

A supposes his friend, A-2, is dead 794 

(1) A, through the influence of a reckless friend, A-2, comes to his death 761a 

(1-5) Captain A allows an enemy spy, A-2, to escape, and ever afterward is regard- 
ed as a traitor to his country 790a 

(1-5) A, a judge, presiding at the trial of his friend, A-2, so manipulates proceedings 
in favor of A-2 that A-2 is acquitted 790b 

(1) A, obliging his friend, A-2, by taking charge of some secret documents, is ar- 
rested, and accused, on the strength of the documents, of having a part in a 
criminal conspiracy 793b 

(4) A, heavily in debt, seeks to save himself from ruin by forging the name of a friend, 
A-2, to a note 770b 

(4) A is persuaded by his friend, A-2, to undertake an enterprise which A knows 
to be extremely difficult and which his judgment warns him to let alone 793a 

(7) A is astounded when his friend, A-2, whom he supposed to be dead, suddenly 
appears before him 794 



215 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and A-2 

Helpfulness 

A learns that his friend, A-2, is accused of a crime 820 

A, learning that his friend, A-2, is accused of a crime, seeks to prove his innocence 
820 

A is a ne'er-do-well who has a friend, A-2, of worth in the world 823 
A, a sprinter, is on the point of losing a footrace because he believes he hears the 
voice of a dead fiiend, A-2, calling to him 827 

A, ill and starving, receives food and money from his friend, A-2 831 
A-2 tells his friend. A, in confidence, that he is a bootlegger 831 
A meets with unhappy experiences when he tries to help his friend, A-2, who 
has fallen into misfortune 836 

A, in order to help his friend, A-2, puts aside his principles and engages in dis- 
tasteful enterprise 838 

A seeks to correct a character weakness in his friend, A-2 839 
A seeks to prevent his friend, A-2, from committing a reckless act that would 
have fateful consequences 840 

A discovers that his friend, A-2, has committed suicide 841 

A seeks to save the family of A-2 from shame and disgrace because of a reckless 
act committed by A-2 841 

A, poor and humble, at great self-sacrifice helps A-2, an old man poorer than 
A himself 845 

A's friend, A-2, falls from exhaustion while engaged in an enterprise 846 
A completes a task for his friend, A-2, which A-2 is unable to finish 846 

(1) A, trying to be of service to his friend, A-2, is suspected of treachery by A-2 807 
(6) A's friend, A-2, is unjustly condemned to death; and A, by subtility, takes A-2's 

place in the prison cell and dies in his stead 823 
(9-12) A plies his friend, A-2, with drink until he is intoxicated and helpless in order 
to prevent him from committing a reckless act that would have fateful conse- 
quences 840 

(9) A, through his enterprise, restores A-2 to friends and fortune 845 

(10) A seeks to correct a character weakness in his friend, A-2, by telling him a story 
which subtly suggests a method of self-correction 839 

Deliverance 

A, a sheriff, believes A-2, the man he is about to hang, innocent of the crime for 
which he was sentenced 877 

A, a sheriff, delays hanging a condemned man, A-2, in the hope that a Higher 
Power will intervene to save A-2 877 

(2) A, by a stratagem of his friend, A-2, is saved from an act of folly 880a 

(2) A, rescued by a stratagem of his friend, A-2, from an act of folly, comes to realize 
his intended folly, forgive the stratagem, and thank A-2 880a 

(5) A, about to commit an act of folly, is abdticted by his friend, A-2, and held a 
prisoner as the only means of restraining him 865 

(8-12) A, destroying a letter in which his friend, A-2, declares he is about to com- 
mit suicide, makes it appear that A-2 died of a contagious disease 868 

(9-12) A, suspected of treachery by his friend, A-2, in a daring rescue saves the 
property and perhaps the life of A-2, and proves his faithfulness by a revelation 
of the danger to which A-2, unknown to himself, was exposed 867 

(9) A, an old man, a homeless outcast and a "bum", is restored to relatives and to 
fortune by a friend, A-2 880b 

(9) A, once a cultured gentleman but now a barbarian, was rescued from an unfor- 
tunate situation by his old friend, A-2 887b 

(9) A, visiting A-2 in his prison cell, exchanges clothes with him and A-2 leaves the 
prison as A 875a 

(14) A, a sheriff, is by duty compelled to hang a condemned man, his friend. A-2 877 

Idealism 

A discovers that his friend, A-2, is a defaulter 906 

A suffering misfortune, seeks happiness in the companionship of A-2 and in 

play in J golf 913 

A is a worthless ne'er-do-well, while his friend, A-2, is a man of worth in the 

world 972 



216 

Classification by PLOT TO Character Symbols 

A and A-2 — Idealism, Conc'd 

A resolves, at any cost to himself, to save his friend, A-2, from threatening mis- 
fortune 972 

(1-4-12) _ A-2 has important responsibilities, which A has not, and A flees, thus mak- 
ing it appear that he is the defaulter, and not A-2 906 

(14) A grievously wrongs his friend, A-2, and is taught a beneficial lesson when A-2 
freely forgives him 925 

Obligation 

A, in return for a service A-2 has rendered him, agrees to grant any favor within 

his power that A-2 may ask 981 

A is indirectly the cause of danger to his friend, A-2 — danger of which A-2 is 

ignorant and of which A cannot tell him 987 

A, on his sacred honor, has promised his friend, A-2, that he will do whatever 

A-2 shall require of him 997 

A-2 begs relief at A's hands as an act of mercy 1007 

A, as a favor to his friend, A-2, promises to undertake a certain enterprise 1021a 

A promises his friend, A-2, to undertake a certain enterprise, and then forgets 

his promise 1021a 

A and A-2 are as Damon and Pythias, David and Jonathan 1021b 
(1) A carries out honorably the heart-breaking obligation of killing his friend, A-2, 

hopelessly ill and tortured with suffering 1007 
(1) A, an army officer, has a friend, A-2, one of the enemy and a spy, brought before 

him for punishment by court-martial 1016b 
(1) A and A-2 have their ideal of friendship challenged by an unusual experience 

1021b 
(6-12) A's friend, A-2, rescues A from a heart-breaking situation by killing himself 

1016b 
(12) A, influenced by a compelling idea of responsibility, finds it necessary to protect 

his friend, A-2, from a secret danger 987 3 

Chance 

(1) A, thinking he has a robber to deal with, by mistake shoots his friend, A-2 1035 

Personal Limitations 

A lightly assumes a task to oblige his friend, A-2 1058 

A would like to save his friend, A-2, from disaster, but money is necessary — and 

A has no money 1085 

A, wealthy and too old to have his "fling," gives A-2, a spendthrift, a large sum 

of money to squander as he sees fit 1102 

A hopes to enjoy A-2's spendthrift experiences second hand 1102 

A seeks to be loyal to his friend, A-2, but certain conditions render it difficult 

1115 
(1) A, posing as a criminal, finds that he is arrayed against some of his friends of 

the elite, A-2, A-2, A-2, who are engaged in a swindling enterprise and are forti- 
fied with police protection 1097b 
(4) A, an elderly writer who runs out of ideas, copies material which his friend, A-2, 

long dead, wrote in his younger days 1103 
(10) A, assuming an enterprise to oblige his friend, A-2, finds it completely beyond 

his powers 1058 

Simulation 

A, inspired by altruistic motives, assumes the name and character of A-2, using 
A-2's clothes and other belongings, and seeking to carry out an enterprise begun 
by A-2 1168 

A and A-2 are crooks, seeking escape through the closing net of the law 1174 
A drops his own name and assumes the name of a deceased friend, A-2 1183 
A, wealthy, entertains his friends lavishly; consequently, he counts his friends 
by scores 1202b 
(1) A, posing as A-2, does not know that A-2 is a transgressor 1168 



217 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and A-2 — Simulation, Conc'd 

(10) A, wealthy., as a test of his friends' loyalty, pretends to lose his wealth; then 
he tries to borrow, but not one of his former friends will lend him so much as a 
plugged nickel, or even notice him in the street as he passes 1202b 

(13) A and A-2 are friends, but one of them is a criminal and a fugitive from justice. 
Which of the two is the criminal? 1175b 

Craftiness 

A, for his own selfish reasons, gives aid to his friend, A-2, who is suffering mis- 
fortune 1212a 

A, friend of A-2, learns that A-2 is to be made the victim of a transgression. A 
discovers this too late to warn A-2, and determines to help him by secret en- 
terprise 1214 

A recovers property stolen from his friend, A-2 1234 

A explains that he invested money belonging to himself and A-2 in an enterprise 
that failed 1249 • 

A persuades his friend, A-2, to undertake a hazardous piece of work — and does 
not tell him it is hazardous 1264 

A discovers his friend, A-2's, secret transgression 1269 

A challenges his friend (really his enemy) A-2, to a mock duel, the pistols to be 
loaded with blank cartridges — a performance ostensibly for the entertainment 
of their friends 1288 

(3) A's friend, A-2, is waylaid and robbed by three men; and one of the men is A 
1227a 

(4) A informs the authorities of his friend, A-2's, secret transgression and receives 
the reward for A-2's capture 1269 

(6) A, in what is supposed to be a mock duel with A-2, falls at the first exchange 
of shots, craftily 'killing himself in such a way that it appears the killing was 
done by A-2 1288 

(8) A's friend, A-2, reaps a rich reward from a discovery he has made, and offers 
to share with A; but A, knowing he is unworthy of such generosity, refuses it 
1235 

(9) A, a fugitive from justice, succeeds by a stratagem in rescuing his pal, A-2, from 
the toils of the law 1209c 

(9) A, recovering property stolen from his friend, A-2, seeks to restore it by stealth 
so A-2 will not know it has been out of his possession 1234 

(11) A attempts to deceive his friend, A-2, thinking to profit by the deception, but 
fails 1235 

Transgression 

A, in a drunken brawl, quarrels with A-2 1291b 

A and A-2 are placer mining in partnership 1304 
(1) A, recovering sense and reason after a drunken brawl, discovers A-2 dead at 

his feet and thinks he has killed him 1291b 
(4) A, a prospector, makes a rich "strike." Of right, he should share his discovery 

with his partner, A-2, but decides to exploit the discovery for himself alone 1296 
(4) A, under cover of the night, takes all the wealth belonging to himself and A-2 

and decamps with it 1304 

Revenge 

A seeks revenge upon his friend, A-2 1313a 

A and his friend, A-2, are of high and honored station; and A, seeking revenge 

against A-2, must conceal his purpose and proceed by indirection 1313a 

Mystery 

A's friend, A-2, is killed in an accident at A's side 1334b 

A's friend, A-2, is mysteriously murdered 1334c 

A seeks to discover the murderer of his friend, A-2 1334c 

A has a delusion that he is haunted by A-2 1344 

A's friend, A-2, has just died suddenly, and the fact is not known to any one 

but A 1385 

A, his curiosity aroused by the mysterious actions of his friend, A-2, decides to 

investigate the cause 1402 



218 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and A-2 — Mystery, Conc'd 

A, investigating the mysterious actions of his friend, A-2, discovers that A-2 
has a strange enterprise on hand _ 1436 

A discovers that his friend, A-2, is seeking the recovery of a buried chest con- 
taining long-lost gold 1436 

A is informed regarding an important secret which, if revealed, will wreck all 
A-2's hope of acquiring gain 1439a 

A fears that A-2, who is plowing a field, will unearth evidence of a crime which, 
A knows, has been buried there 1442 

(1) A believes that the blood of A-2 is on his hands 1344 

(1) A is haunted all his days by an act which he committed in an effort to help a 
friend, A-2 1355 

(5) A, transformed into an ass by witchcraft when he was seeking to transform him- 
self into a bird, is given a garland of flowers to eat and becomes his normal self — 
plus sorely garnered wisdom 1363 

(5) A, plunged into misfortune through mistaken judgment and folly, is rescued by 
a devoted friend, A-5 1363 • 

(12) A is believed to be his dead friend, A-2; and he leaves those who suppose him 
to be A-2 with the statement that he "goes to keep a tryst with death" 1385 

(13) A, superstitious, believes he is haunted by the ghost of his friend, A-2 1334b 
(13) A, a pugilist, believes that A-2, a friend whom he killed by a chance blow in a 

practice bout, is present in the ring every time he has a battle 1338 

Revelation 

A investigates the murder of a friend, A-2 1449 
A discovers that his pal, A-2, is a girl masquerading as a boy 1454 
A, discovering that A-2 is a girl masquerading as a boy. keeps the knowledge to 
himself and does his utmost to save the masquerader from annoying experi- 
ences 1454 
(1) A, investigating the murder of a friend, A-2, is horrified to discover that all the 
circumstantial evidence points to himself as the murderer 1449 

A and A-3 

Love's Misadventures 

A's rival in love, A-3, pretends to be A's friend in order to lure him into an un- 
dertaking in which he will lose his reputation or his life 79 

Love's Rejection 

A is accused by A-3, his rival in love, of having been born under a "bar-sinister" 
245 

Married Life 

A's enemy, A-3, who wronged A grievously, is dead 433 
(1) A is manoeuvered by A-3 into gambling with money not his own, and losing it 

434a 
(1) A is craftily manoeuvered into misfortune by A-3 434b 

Misfortune 

A, the idol of his people, is about to lose a wrestling match to A-3, his rival 652b 
(1) A's deadly enemy, A-3, has A at his mercy, and there seems nothing for A to do 

but to make the best of his hard lot 663 
(1-12) A-3, having slain A, places a revolver in A's stiffening fingers in order to make 

it appear that A is a defaulter and a suicide 730 

(6) A, wrestling in the open with A-3, a rival wrestler, prevents A-3 from winning a 
victory by falling from a cliff, apparently by accident, and losing his life 652b 

Mistaken Judgment 

1) A's success is mistakenly credited to his enemy, A-3 796 



219 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and A-3 

Helpfulness 

(1) A is arrested for transgression on charges trumped up by a jealous rival, A-3 
829 

Deliverance 

A, a hunted outlaw in disguise, takes refuge with an enemy, A-3 883 
Idealism 

(2) A becomes reconciled with an enemy, A-3, when A-3 renders him a service 912b 

Obligation 

A's life is saved by his enemy, A-3 1022 
(1) A's life, saved by his enemy, A-3, is mutually agreed to be forfeit to A-3 when- 
ever A-3 so desires 1022 

Chance 

A is seeking the life of A-3, an enemy 1039 

Personal Limitations 

A, a simple mountaineer, comes to a large city in pursuit of an enemy, A-3 1109 
(H) A, from the mountains, seeking his enemy, A-3, in the city, is so overawed and 
impressed by his unfamiliar environment that his enmity fades away 1109 

Simulation 

(4) A, assuming a disguise and an alias, secures employment from A-3 for the pur- 
pose of obtaining certain information 1193 

Craftiness 

A believes A-3 guilty of a crime 1222a 

A, as a means of forcing a confession of guilt from A-3, throws both himself and 

A-3 into a situation where death for both of them seems imminent 1222a 

A possesses knowledge inimical to A-3 1228 

A discovers that A-3 has knowledge of a secret that will bring disaster to A if 

revealed 1232 

A finds it necessary to abduct A-3 and hold him incommunicado 1232 

A pretends that he is "going to the dogs" in order to deceive his mortal enemy, 

A-3, and lead A-3 to believe he is not to be feared 1237a 

A is helpless against an armed enemy, A-3 1250 

A pretends to be hors du combat for the purpose of luring A-3, his enemy, within 

arm's reach 1250 

A is inveigled into a gambling game by A-3 1255a 

A's rival, A-3, when A fails to join him in an enterprise as agreed, carries out 

the enterprise alone 1265b 

A's enemy, A-3, is a connoisseur of wines 1266 

A's enemy, A-3, seeks to avert a calamity by an incantation 1289b 

A, by prayer, and A-3, by an incantation, seek to avert a calamity. The cala- 
mity is averted 1289b 
(1) A is manoeuyered into jail by the politically powerful A-3 in order to prevent 

A's information from causing A-3 any damage 1228 
(1) A is lured into a trap by A-3 1253 
(1) A's enemy, A-3, lures A into a gambling game and arranges for a fake police 

raid 1255a 
(1) A, seeking to obtain unfair advantage of A-3, induces him to take charge of some 

contraband goods, knowing he will be apprehended 1265a 
(3-9) A, lured into a trap by A-3, has set a counter trap for A-3 1253 
(3) A's enemy, A-3, arranges for a fake police raid on a gambling game; but A, secretly 

informed, has the police make a real raid 1255a 
(3) A catches his enemy red-handed in a transgression 1280 



220 

Classification by PLOT TO Character Symbols 

A and A -3 — Craftiness, Conc'd 

(4-12) A, to escape suspicion, places the body of A-3, the man he has murdered, on 

a railroad track in an attempt to make it appear that A-3 was killed by a train 

1277a 
(5) A, seeking to convert a savage people to Christianity, has all his efforts set at 

naught by A-3, a witch doctor 1274 
(9) A, by subtle enterprise, forces a confession of guilt from A-3, and thus wins 

success in a difficult undertaking 1222b 
(9) A, when his mortal enemy, A-3, is lulled by a false sense of security, strikes ard 

kills 1237a 
(9) A, by working on A-3's pride as a connoisseur of wines, lures him into a wine 

vault where he is faced with death 1266 

(9) A who "has the goods on" A-3, keeps his information from the authorities and 
holds A-3 in his power and subject, through fear of the law, to his will 1280 

Revenge 

A revenges himself upon an enemy, A-3 1311 

A seeks revenge against A-3 for a disrespectful remark against A's family 1315 

A seeks revenge against A-3 for a persecution that results in the death of A's 

parents and sisters 1316 

A seeks revenge against A-3 for a terrible wrong 1318 

A constructs a deadly trap in a place where, he thinks, his enemy, A-3, will fall 

into it 1319b 

A seeks to be revenged on A-3; but A-3 is powerful and constantly on his guard 

1322 

A, prosperous and successful, is hated by a rival, A-3 1323b 

A's enemy, A-3, seeks craftily to encompass the death of A 1324a 
(1-7) A revenges himself upon a;n enemy, A-3, unaware of the fact that A-3 is his 

brother 1311 
(1) A has no personal enmity against A-3, but he is caught in the toils of a family 

feud and his obligation requires that he kill A-3 1314 
(1) A is brought under suspicion as a political conspirator through the craftiness 

of a rival. A-3 1323b 

(1) A, an aristocrat, is trailed and spied upon by enemies, A-3, A-3, A-3, seeking 
his life 1329 

(2) A secretly examines a letter in the possession of A-3, his traveling companion, 
and discovers that the letter is»his own death warrant. A carefully erases his 
own name and fills in the name of A-3 1324b 

(2) A disguises himself as a hoodlum and lives in the underworld as a means of es- 
caping enemies, A-3, A-3, A-3, who are seeking his life 1329 

(3) A, by subtle enterprise, brings upon A-3 the fate A-3 was seeking to bring upon 
him 1324a 

(3) A, supposed to be dead, plays the role of ghost and, as a method of reprisal, 
haunts his enemy, A-3 1313b 

(10) A, seeking revenge against A-3, discovers after long search that A-3 is dead 
1318 

Mystery 

A, in a dream, sees a person he hates, A-3, in his room 1361a 
(5) A, in early life, killed A-3 in the heat of passion by striking him with the weighted 

handle of a riding crop. A, unsuspected, escapes from the scene of the tragedy 

1346 
(10) A supposes he has murdered A-3; then, suddenly, A-3 appears before him 1342b 

A and A'4 

Misfortune 

A, in desperate danger, appeals for rescue, to A-4 632 

A's appeal to a selfish power, A-4, for rescue, is denied because commercial in- 
terests would be imperiled by the delay necessary to save A's life 632 
A, a professional man, is captured in his office at night by mysterious strangers, 
A-4, A-4, A-4, blindfolded and taken to a secret place 660a 
A, spirited away by A-4, A-4, A-4, is compelled to perform a professional service 
660a 



221 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and A-4 — Misfortune, Conc'd 

A invites a number of guests to meet a celebrity, A-4 702 

A has invited a number of hero-worshipers to meet A-4, a celebrity. The hero- 
worshipers arrive, but A-4 does not 702 

(1) A is abandoned and left to die by A-4 632 

(4) A asks A-4, a stranger, to remove a pair of handcuffs from his wrists 707 

Mistaken Judgment 

A befriends a needy stranger, A-4 772 
(1-7) A befriends a needy stranger, A-4, who proves to be a criminal 772 

Helpfulness 

A seeks to help A-4, an old man in misfortune 805 

A finds a stranger, A-4, ill, exhausted and unconscious, lying in the road 816a 

(1) A, seeking to help a stranger, A-4, meets with an unpleasant experience 805 
(4) A's sympathy goes out to A-4, a fugitive from the law, and he attempts to rescue 

him 815a 
(8) A subordinates his own affairs to those of a stranger, A-4, who is ill, and helps 
him to a place where he can receive medical attention 816a 

Deliverance 

A invites a celebrity, A-4, to be guest of honor at a reception in his home, and 
A-4 accepts 863b 

A, a hotel keeper at a summer resort, facing failure, invites A-4, a celebrity, to 
be a guest at his hotel, and A-4 accepts 863c 

A refuses to delay his important enterprise long enough to rescue A-4, a person 
in distress and facing death 957c 
(7-10) A, attempting to commit suicide, is prevented from doing so by A-4, who 
comes to the same place to make an attempt on his own life 879 

Obligation 

A is threatened with misfortune because of a mysterious parcel which he has 
obligingly taken from A-4 and promised to deliver 985 
A secretly discovers a delinquency A-4 wishes to conceal 998 
(3) A, secretly informed regarding a transgression A-4 wishes to conceal, threatens 
to inform the authorities unless A-4 does something A wants him to do 998 

Chance 

A, of an humble station in life, is mistaken for A-4, a celebrity 1036 

A unwittingly takes a suit case belonging to a stranger, A-4, when leaving a train, 

leaving his own suit case in place of A-4's 1044a 

A, hiding in a place where there is no food, steals from the larder of his nearest 

neighbor, A-4 1056 

(2) A's suit case is in the hands of a stranger, A-4. The train is wrecked and A-4 
is killed. A, on the evidence of his own suit case, is reported a casualty 1044a 

Personal Limitations 

(10) A, in spite of certain character defects, seeks the friendship of A-4, but only 
succeeds in annoying A-4 and so fails of his purpose 1059 

Simulation 

A, in order to help A-4 poses as A-4 1161 

A, a crook, in order to overcome the difficulties of a certain enterprise imper- 
sonates a celebrated novelist, A-4 1180 

A, a crooked gambler, seeks to fleece a stranger, A-4, out of his money 1191 
A, a crooked gambler, pretends to be a friend of A-4, a stranger, in order to lure 
him into a card game 1191 
(1) A's "double," carries out an enterprise as A which A finds disastrous to his own 
fortunes 1163c 



222 

Classification by PLOT TO Character Symbols 

A and A-4 — Simulation, Conc'd 

(2) A unloads upon A-4 certain romantic affairs which he (A) finds distasteful 1163b 
(4) A, falling in with A-4, a stranger who has been injured in an accident, agrees to 

take over an enterprise which the accident prevents A-4 from finishing 1161 
(4) A finds his "double" in A-4i and he hires A-4 to attend to certain duties which 

devolve upon himself (A) 1163a 
(9) A, a crook, impersonating a celebrated novelist, A-4, proceeds to a small town 

and becomes the lion of a ladies' literary society 1180 

Craftiness 

A hires A-4 as a catspaw and sends him uninformed into various misadventures 
1223a 

A pretends to be a novelist, A-4, writing a burglar story 1271 
A, a "dummy-chucker," pretends to have a fit on the walk in front of the man- 
sion of A-4, a wealthy man 1285c 

Mystery 

A, a reporter, writing up an imaginary interview as fact, quotes A-4 as being in 
town on a certain day 1340 

A, a young man in dire need of money, has a inysterious caller, A-4 1388 
A is offered a large sum of money by A-4 if he will take part in a secret enter- 
prise, the nature of which A-4 will not disclose 1388 

A's curiosity is aroused by the queer actions of A-4, a stranger 1404a 
A, discovering that a stranger, A-4, is trying to commit suicide, investigates 
the cause 1404a 

A endeavors to find A-4, who has mysteriously disappeared 1404b 
A, his curiosity aroused, investigates a su<^picious person, A-4. A robbery has 
just occurred and A-4 seems to have a guilty knowledge of it 1405 
A, engaged in a hazardous search for A-4, finds himself in a strange lost com- 
munity that has no direct communication with the outside world 1426b 
A is made a prisoner in a strange lost community; and he finds A-4, for whom 
he is searching, also a prisoner 1426b 

(2) A-4, accused of a crime, establishes an alibi through an interview innocently 

faked by a reporter, A 1340 

(2) A is hired by A-4 to recover stolen property which, unknown to A-4, was stolen 
by A himself 1339 

(4) A rnurders a stranger, A-4, in a lonely wood where the soil is of a peculiar color, 
unlike any other soil for miles around. A sulks back home with the mud on 
his shoes 1341 

Revelation 

(7) A, seeking to discover whether a story he has in mind will interest the general 
public, tells the story to a group of strangers, A-4, A-4, A-4 1460 

A and A^S 

Misfortune 

A seeks to defeat a grafter, A-5 at the grafter's own game 630 
A, abducted by A-5 and held for ransom, is a meddlesome, disagreeable person, 
and his family and friends are glad to be rid of him and will not pay the ransom 
639 

A, faced by a robber, A-5, with a gun, tries craftily to delay yielding up his valu- 
ables 655 

A, captured by mutineers, A-5, A-5, A-5, is placed in a small boat and cast adrift 
on the high seas 719b 

A is an officer of the law hot on the trail of a fleeing criminal, A-5 722 
A. a police officer, owes a debt to A-5, a criminal, but has no money and can- 
not pay 723 

A seeks to reveal to the authorities the identity of a criminal, A-5 who, so far, 
has been unsuspected 725 
(1) A, securing knowledge of a closely-guarded secret, is hounded by a guilty per- 
secutor, A-5, until his life is made miserable 596 



223 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and A-5 — Misfortune, Conc'd 

(1) A, standing sponsor for A-5, discovers that A-5 is a crooked gambler who uses 
A's sponsorship for the purpose of mulcting A's friends 612 

(1) A befriends a tramp, A-5; and A-5, taking advantage of A's hospitality, steals 
valuable property from him 613 

(1) A is swindled out of his life's savings by A-5 621 

(1) A is abducted by A-5 and held for ransom 639 

(1) A is a captive, held by his captor, A-5, in a physical environment which consti- 
tutes a trap, and from which there seems absolutely no means to escape 653 

(1) A is shot and seriously wounded by a robber, A-5 655 

(1) A, passenger on a vessel on the high seas, is made a prisoner when the vessel is 
captured by mutineers, A-5, A-5, A-5 719b 

(1) A, an officer of the law, while pursuing a criminal, A-5, meets with misfortune 722 

(1) A, in trying to lodge information with the police against a criminal, A-5, meets 
with misfortune 725 

(2-12)* A, mistakenly supposed to be a transgressor, is finally cleared of suspicion 
by a confession of the real transgressor, A-5 635 

(2) A. abducted by A-5 and held for ransom, makes A-5's life so miserable that he 
pays a round sum to have A taken off his hands 639 

(4) A, given to altruistic enterprises, befriends a tramp, A-5 613 

Helpfulness 

A seeks to help A-5 in a certain enterprise 
(4) A, seeking to help A-5, does not know 

Deliverance 

(1) A is bitterly persecuted by a relentless enemy, A-5 884a 

(2) A, bitterly persecuted by a relentless enemy, A-5, sees no possible escape from 
the coil; then, suddenly, A-5 is killed in an accident 884a 

Idealism 

(1) A, a crook trying to "go straight," is compelled by A-5, the leader of his old 
gang, to take part in a criminal enterprise 923 

Obligation 

A, a lawyer, honorably discharges the distasteful duty of defending a crim nal, 

A-5 1006a 

A, an officer of the law, is under a personal obligation to a criminal, A-5 1011 

(1) A, an ofFcer of the law, is compelled by duty to arrest a criminal, A-5, to whom 
he is under an obligation 1011 

A, a police officer, has captured a criminal, A-5 1016a 

A, a police officer, is under an obligation of professional duty to arrest A-5, and 
he is under a counter-obligation of a personal nature to help A-5 1016a 
A, an officer of the law, is old; and A-5, his prisoner, is young, and there are ex- 
tenuating circumstances in his case 1017 

(1) A, a cashier responsible for the funds of the firm employing him, is ordered by 
A-5, junior partner of the firm, to give him secretly a large sum of the firm's 
money 1014 

(1) A, an officer of the law, and A-5, his prisoner, are lost in the desert, afoot, with- 
out food and with only a small supply of water — not enough for the two of them 
1017 

(6) A and A-5, officer of the law and prisoner, are lost in the desert with only a small 
supply of wate? between them. They draw lots to see which shall take the water 
and make his escape. A cheats in the drawing so that A-5 can win. A-5 picks 
up the water canteen and abandons A to die 1017 

Chance 

(1) A, a blind man, answering a wild call for help, stumbles into a nest of crooks, 
A-5, A-5, A-5, who are engaged in a criminal enterprise 1047 



224 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and AS 

Personal Limitations 

A's cattle have been stolen by A-5, a notorious "rustler" whose very name in- 
spires fear in the law-abiding 1129b 

Simulation 

A, for worthy purposes, plays the role of a fictitious criminal, A-5 1167 
(4) A, for worthy purposes playing the role of a fictitious criminal, A-5, is sought 

by the police for a crime committed by the real A-5 1167 
(4) A, a criminal, poses as an officer of the law looking for A-5, another criminal. 

Authorities pick up A-5, turn him over to A. and A starts with his prisoner for 

the scene of A-5's crime — and his own 1179 

Craftiness- 

A is secretly drugged by enemies, A-5, A-5, A-5 1221 

A learns that he has been cast by A-5 for the role of victim in a confidence game 

1226 

A, a detective, captures A-5, who was once an old friend of his 1284 

A, a detective, owes A-5, a cnminal he has captured, a sum of money which he 

has not been able to repay; and A-5 hopes to make use of the debt in securing 

his release from custody 1284 
(1) A is captured by a brigand, A-5, and held for ransom 1218 
(1) A, a miser who is deaf and dumb, is made a prisoner in his home by A-5, who 

seeks to force him to reveal the whereabouts of hidden wealth 12B7b 

(1) A, captured by A-5 and taken to a secret place, is being held for ransom 1281 
(3) A, secretly drugged by enemies, A-5 A-5 A-5, is a drug addict and the potion 

has no effect; but A, realizing the attempt has been made, simulates uncon- 
sciousness to discover why it was made 1221 
(3) A simulates guilessness in an attempt to lure designing A-5 to his own undoing 

1226 
(3) A detects A-5 cheating at cards and denounces him; in the fight that follows, 

A-5 is killed 1276 
(3) A, supposed dead, discovers an imposter, A-5, using his name and pretending 

that he is A 1275 
(12) A, a detective, gives A-5, a criminal he has captured, a written order for the 

reward offered for A-5's apprehension; thus A, having paid the debt, takes A-5 

to jail 1284 

Transgression 

A, in his safe, has a fortune in valuables. During his absence, crooks, A-5, A-5, 
A-5, attempt to open the safe and loot it of its contents 1307 

(2) A captures a buglar, A-5, who is looting his house 1305 

Mystery 

A finds that A-5, in absent-minded mornents, beguiles his leisure with a trifling 
proceeding that has become habitual with him 1362 

A suspects A-5, seemingly an honest man, of a crime, and tries to prove him 
guilty 1371 

A, seeking evidence against a gang of crooks, A-5, A-5, A-5, assumes the char- 
acter of a burglar in order the more successfully to achieve his aims 1376 

(5) A, a detective, unmasking A-5 as the leader of a criminal gang, finds that he 
cannot secure A-5's arrest as the police authorities refuse to act 1413b 

(9) A, investigating a crime, discovers the criminal, A-5, through a most unusual 
clue 1362 

(9) A, by mind-reading, secures a confession from a transgressor, A-5 1413 

(10) A discovers that A-5 is a government secret service man, merely posing as a 
criminal in order that he may secure an advantage in prosecuting his work for 
law and order 1413b 

Revelation 
(9) A, by shrewd deduction and skillful reasoning, proves that A-5 is a criminal 1456 



225 

Classificalion by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and A-S 

Misfortune 

A is a fugitive from justice, hunted by A-6, an oflficer of the law 610 

A, a fugitive driven to bay by officers of the law, takes refuge in a house which 

is a place of mystery 651 

(1) A, in a strange part of the country, is arrested by the police as a criminal "sus- 
pect" 608 

(1) A is in a trap in the town of X. He can escape only by passing through the 
towns of Y or Z, and detectives, A-6 and A-6, are watching for him in both places 
610 

(1) A, a fugitive from justice seeking to avoid capture, finds himself in a tight corner 
with sheriffs, A-6, A-6, A-6, apparently approaching him from every direction 
651 

(2) A is rescued from pursuers, A-6, A-6, when the old house in which he has taken 
refuge is blown away by a tornado 699b 

(4) A is impersonating an officer, A-6 717 

(8) A, a doctor, who is fleeing from A-6, an oflficer of th? law, by his skill restores 
sight to A-6 who had become temporarily blind 712 

Mistaken Judgment 

A thinks a certain crime has been committed and lodges information with the 
police, A-6 771a 

Deliverance 

(1) A is arrested and is being taken to prison by A-6 866 

(2) A's captor, A-6, an oflficer of the law, is killed in an accident, and is supposed 
to be A; consequently, A secures his freedom 866 

Obligation 

A, a fugitive from justice, will be arrested if he rescues A-6, the officer who is 
pursuing him, from misfortune; and if A abandons A-6, A-6 will die 1013 

(9) A, a fugitive in the desert, discovers that the oflficer who is pursuing him, A-6, 
is sunblind and dying from thirst 1013 

Simulation 

(1) A, a crook, is trapped and surrounded by officers of the law, A-6, A-6, A-6 1176 

(2) A, a crook, trapped and surrounded by officers of the law, A-6, A-6, A-6, escapes 
by pretending to be another A-6 who is hunting for himself 1176 

(2) A is a captured criminal who, when the detective who has him in charge. A-6, 
suddenly dies, appropriates the clothes and belongings of A-6 and seeks to es- 
cape by impersonating him 1189 

Craftiness 

(1) A had local fame as a female irnpersonator; and A-6, a detective, makes use of 
this fact as a clue in apprehending A for transgression 1282 

(1) A's secret is discovered by A-6, who craftily makes use of clues furnished un- 
wittingly by A himself 1289d 

A and A-7 

Misfortune 

A shows his ignorance of the usages of high society by unpacking his satchel 
when a servant, A-7, is expected to do it for him 617 

Mistaken Judgment 

(1) A allows himself to be blackmailed by A-7, because he is convinced that he un- 
intentionally committed a crime 783 
(4) A trusts his servant, A-7, and makes a confidant of him 775 
(10) A discovers that his trusted servant, A-7, is a thief 775 



226 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and A-? 

Deliverance 

(2) A, held on a murder charge, wins freedom by an unusual plea of his attorney, 
A-7 887a 

Craftiness 

A invents a fictitious servant, A-7 1213 

(9) A invents a fictitious servant, A-7, on whom he pretends to depend, and whose 
unreliability, while seeming to occasion A much embarrassment is really a con- 
venience to A 1213 

Mystery 

(1) A, representing guilt-masquerading-as-innocence, is influenced by his valet, A-7, 
through a curiosity-arousing suggestion, to visit a certain place where, unknown 
to A, a deadly trap has been laid for him 1349 

A and AS 

Married Life 

(4) A's evident purpose is to shift the resopnsibility of a crime to the shoulders~of 
innocent A-8 467 

Misfortune 

A is in the employ of A-8, a man in whom he has implicit confidence 604 
A, against his wish and inclination, has been left a fortune by a deceased relative, 
A-8 700 

A is annoyed by a person, A-8, who constantly crosses his path with the most 
untimely intrusions 735 
(1) A's fear that he has inherited the evil traits of an ancestor, A-8, paralyzes his 
will in enterprise 720 

(5) A's employer, A-8, has been "using the mails to defraud" 604 

(7) A rids hirnself of a meddlesome person, A-8, and later regrets his h<u.rshness 735 
(13) A is a fugitive from justice, who discovers that a relative, A-8, has died and left 
him a rich estate 699a 

Mistaken Judgment 

A, a tenderfoot in the west, takes offense at the slurs of a cowboy, A-8 759 
A and A-8 proceed to settle their differences with their fists 759 
A struggles in vain for the friendship of A-8 762 

A, arisocrat, endeavors to pound a comprehension of class distinction into the 
thick skull of A-8, a plebian 782 _ 

A discovers, as he supposes, plain circumstantial evidence of a crime, and in- 
forms the police where A-8, the criminal, can be found 780 

(1) A, after his death, receives the friendship of A-8 — for which he had vainly strug- 
gled in life 762 

(5) A-8, arrested as a crirninal on information furnished by A, easily proves that no 
crime has been committed 780 

(10) A, an aristocrat, and A-8, a plebian, fight a drawn battle. Equal prowess spells 
equality, and A and A-8 become fast friends 782 

Deliverance 

(9) A, undergoing a strange experience among a people weirdly deluded, discovers 
the secret of the delusion written in a notebook belonging to A-8, one of the vic- 
tims who had died. By means of information obtained from the note book, A 
succeeds in rescuing the other victims of the delusion 888 

Obligation 

A, in order to get A-8 into his power, craftily manoeuvers him heavily into debt 

983 

A hopes to secure A-8's help in an undertaking by offering to free him from debt 

983 



227 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and A-8 — Obligation, Conc'd 

A, a doctor who is also a crook, is returning at night from a successful burglary 
job, when he is hastily summoned to attend a very sick person, A-8 1004 
(2) A, by concealment and stratagem, transfers a dangerous obligation to A-8, a 
stranger 980 

Chance 

A sells a g9ld mine of ^little value tentatively to A-8 at a bargain price. A-8 
delays turning over the money and getting the deed 1043 
(1) A is impersonating A-8, when he is confronted by A-8 in person 1037 
(1) A, highly placed, wealthy and influential, has exactly the same name as a char- 
acterless individual, A-8, who lives in the same community 1038 
(3-7-9) A, by chance, meets A.-8 who, under the influence of Lquor, reveals an im- 
portant secret 1052a 

(9) A learns from A-8 whether a man or his wife died first in an accident — a secret 
of tremendous importance 1052a 

Personal Limitations 

(10) A desires a piece of ground on which to build a mansion. The ground is owned 
by A-8, a poor man, in whose family it has been for generations. Influenced 
by family sentiment, A-8 refuses to sell 1140 

Simulation 

A seeks to appropriate a large sum of money which a dying man, A-8, has in 
his oossession 1194 

A bears a striking resemblance to A-8 1197 

A, a crook, assumes the role of an honest, cultured gentleman, A-8 1200 
(4) A buries the body of his murdered victirn, A-8, in a swamp and, by his usual ex- 
emplary conduct, seeks to escape suspicion 1178 
(4) A impersonates A-8 for the purpose of acquiring gain 1197 

(4) A, a crook, assuming the role of an honest, cultured gentleman, A-8, undergoes 
an experience which breaks down his nerve and exhausts his resourcefulness 1200 

Craftiness 

A, a crook, pretends to be a lover of precious stones while calling on a collector 
of gems. A-8 1217a 

A is aware that A-8 knows too much for his (A's) good 1251 
A gives A-8 money with which to take himself out of the country 1251 
A is in a wild race with A-8 for a fortune 1255b 

A's fortune depends on winning a race with A-8, and in reaching town and secur- 
ing a certain document before A-8 can get his hands on it 1255b 
A, rich and unscrupulous, craftily manoeuvers A-8 into debt 1260b 

(1) A, a confidence man selling "luck charms," finds his business languishing be- 
cause miserly and influential A-8 has warned the people that his wares are a 
delusion 1278e 

(4) A, for his own selfish reasons, pretends to be the long-lost son of wealthy A-8 
1212b 

(4) A to rid himself of the body of his murdered victim, A-8, and escape suspicion, 
hides the body in an old tomb 1252 

(9) A desires property which A-8 refuses to sell; so A ruins A-8 financially and forces 
him to sell 1260a 

(9) A, by using confidential information, convinces A-8 of his supposed ability and 
secures a position at a good salary 1278c 

(9) ^- agrees to go "fifty-fifty" with respectable and influential but miserly A-8; 
and A-8 recommends the luck-charms A is selling, and A's business flourishes 
1278e 

(12) A, manoeuvering A-8 into debt, offers to cancel the debt if A-8 will agree to a 
certain proposition 1260b 

Transgression 

(4) A seeks to acquire a rich estate in spite of A-8's legal rights 1299 



228 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and A~8 

Revenge 

A's relative, A-8, has been grievously wronged by the authorities of their com- 
mon country 1312 

A, down and out, is hired by A-8, a revengeful rich man, to wear evening clothes, 
appear at a social gathering and act as a catspaw in carrying out a vicious scheme 
of reprisal 1320 

(4) A, a poor young man, inspired by anger and a desire for revenge, seeks to ruin 
wealthy A-8, a powerful captain of industry 1317 

A commits an act of reprisal against A-8 with more serious results than he had 
intended 1323c 

Mystery 

A stumbles over the body of a murdered man, A-8 1337 _ 
A, a young artist, is hired by A-8 to paint a mystery picture 1386a 
(1) A, evilly dealt with by A-8, puts a curse on A-8 and all of his name 1439b 

(5) A is evilly dealt with by A-8 and brought to the brink of ruin 1439b 

(13) A is a cub reporter. The star reporter, A-8, from a distant place sends a cipher 
dispatch which the best minds in the newspaper office are unable to translate. 
A attempts the task 13'j6 

(13) A, a thief, breaking into a building to commit a robbery, finds a man, A-8, dead 
on the floor, a revolver clutched in his tense fingers 1429 

Revelation 

A, a doctor, summoned to give attention to a sick man, A-8, finds that A-8 is 
dying 1447 

A learns from A-8, dying, the details of a crime 1447 
(9) A, poor, secures from A-8 information that brings him a fortune 1451b 



A and A-9 

Deliverance 



(1) A, because he has knowledge of A-9's guilty secret, is persecuted, spied upon and 
thrown into prison on a trumped-up charge 854 

(3) A discovers a fateful secret of his rich and powerful employer, A-9 854 

Obligation 

A, trusted butler in the household of A-9, is really a crook 1008 

Necessity 

A, for services rendered, receives the cast-off clothes of a young millionaire, A-9 
1028 

(2) A, in needy circumstances, acts as a tailor's dummy for a young millionaire, A-9, 
who dislikes the annoyance of trying on his new clothes 1028 

Chance 

(1) A is abandoned to die in mid-ocean by A-9, captain of a steamship, who refuses 
to delay his vessel to make the rescue 1052b 

(2) A is rescued from a boat adrift in mid-ocean when an accident delays the steamer 
of which A-9 is captain 1052b 

Personal Limitations 

A applies for the position of butler in the home of wealthy A-9 1107b 

A, private secretary to A-9, knows that A-9 is jealously guarding some weighty 

secret 1114 

(4) A's curiosity gets the better of him and he meddles with the personal affairs 
of A-9 1114 



229 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and A-9 

Craftiness 

(1) A, at the instigation of A-9, unknowingly commits a crime 1272 

(1) A, innocent, is arrested for a crime; and his employer, A-9, testifies against him 

1272 
(1) A, selling luck charms in a town, is denounced by the mayor of the town, A-9, 

as an imposter because A has not crossed A-9's palm with silver 1273 

Transgression 

(3) A discovers secretly that his employer, A-9, is a murderer and a fugitive from 
justice 1303 

A, A-2 and A-3 

Misfortune 

A decides to undertake a secret enterprise for the purpose of protecting helpless 

A-2 from a powerful enemy, A-3 671 
(1) A's friend, A-2, is helpless against the persecutions of a powerful enemy, A-3 671 
(1) A's friend, A-2, is the owner of a flock of sheep. A-3 is a cattle baron, rich and 

influential. A-3's men kill nearly all A-2's sheep, and A-3 is scheming to take 

A-2's land away from him. A-2, deep in debt, scarcely knows which way to turn 

672 

Mistaken Judgment 

(4) A, in order to save his friend, A-2, picks a quarrel with A-2's enemy, A-3, and 
slays him 764 

(7) A, in order to protect A-2 slays A-3, quondam enemy of A-2's, unaware that 
A-2 and A-3 have composed their differences, and that A-3 has become A-2's 
friend and financial backer 764 

Revenge 

(1) A sets a trap for A-3 but A-2 is caught in it 1319b 

A, A-2 and A-5 

Misfortune 

(1) A, seeking to defeat the schemes of a grafter, A-5, is betrayed by a confederate, 

A-2, whom A asks to help him 630 
(4) A receives A-5 on a forged letter of recommendation from a friend, A-2, and 

introduces A-5 into his own social circle 612 

Helpfulness 

(3) A, friend of A-2, exposes A-5, a spiritualist charlatan who is mulcting A-2 of 
large sums of money 830 

(3) A, threatening A-5 with arrest, forces him to return money out of which he has 
swindled A's friend, A-2 830 

Obligation 

A lives on an island, and on the same island are two other white men, A-2 and 
A-5, both friends of A's 1015 

Simulation 

(4) A induces a friend, A-2, to play the role of A-5 in order to carry out an enter- 
prise in which the presence of A-5 is necessary 1162 



230 

Class ificalion by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A, A-2 and AS 

Craftiness 

A's friend, A-2, plans to rescue A from a brigand, A-5, who is holding A for ran- 
som, and he plans to make the rescue without paying the ransom 1218 
(3) A's friend, A-2, is robbed by A and A-5- then A, in turn, robs A-5 1227a 

(3) A robs A-5 of valuables stolen from A-2, and returns the property to A-2 1227a 

Mystery 

that his frie 

A, A-2 and A'6 

Simulation 

(2) A and A-2, crooks trying for a "get-away" after a successful "job," slip through 
the police net, A-6, A-6, A-6, when A disguises himself as a woman 1174 

A, A'2 and AS 

Helpfulness 

(2) A, superstitious, is on the point of suffering defeat in an enterprise because he 
thinks he hears the voice of a deceased friend, A-2, calling to him; but he is saved 
when A-8, one of the spectators, turns the tragic call into a mere incident by a 
counter-call which allays A's superstitious fears 827 

Craftiness 

A tries to make two pugilists, A-2 and A-8, who are fast friends, stage a spirited 
ring battle 1215 

A, for certain reasons, seeks to make enemies of two friends, A-2 and A-8 1215 
(7) A, wagering all his money on a boxing bout between A-2 and A-8, learns that 
the pugilists are fast friends, and that neither will fight to win 1231 

Mystery 

(13) A, stealthily entering the house of his friend, A-2, finds the body of a murdered 
man, A-8 1337 

A, A-2 and A-9 

Helpfulness 

(4) A steals money from his employer, A-9, to help his friend, A-2, over a financial 
crisis, intending to make good the shortage when A-2 gets back on his feet and 
repays the loan 832 

A tells his friend, A-2, that he has stolen money from A-9 in order to help A-2 
832 

A, A-3 and A-4 

Chance 

(4) A, seeking the life of A-3, follows A-4 with murder in his heart; for A-4, by chance, 
is wearing the hat and coat of A-3 1039 

A, A-3 and A-5 

Revenge 

(4) A is sent abroad with a companion, A-3. A-3 bears a letter to a clique of con- 
spirators, A-5, A-5, A-5, ordering the death of A 132-4b 



231 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A, A'3 and A-6 

Deliverance 

(2) A, a hunted outlaw, takes refuge with an enemy, A-3; and A-3, considering him- 
self bound by the laws of hospitality, conceals A and saves him from his pur- 
suers, A-6. A-6 883 

A, A-3 and A-7 

Love's Rejection 

A-7 is a mercenary of A-3, A's rival in love 213 
Deliverance 

(2) A, held on a murder charge, is released from custody when his lawyer, A-7, proves 
that A, "drunk with sleep," had believed his victim, A-3, was trying to kill him 
887a 

i4, A-4 and AS 

Helpfulness 

A is overtaken by a fugitive, A-4, who is being pursued by A-6, an officer of the 
law 815a 

Personal Limitations 

(1) A, an escaped prisoner, finds it impossible to free himself from his handcuffs; 
and when, in desperation, he appeals for help to a stranger, A-4, A-4 notifies a 
police officer, A-6, and A is recaptured 1066 

i4, A-4: and A-S 

Simulation 

(4) A, having invited friends to meet a celebrity, A-4, who does not arrive, persuades 
A-8 to impersonate A-4 in order that the guests may not be disappointed 1164 

Craftiness 

A, in order to forward a certain enterprise, contrives a test of merit for two men, 

A-4 and A-8 1223b 

A, by chance, receives confidential information sent by A-4 to A-8 1278c 

A-8, a doctor, is called in by A-4, and A-8 informs A privately that he is an im- 

poster 1278d 

A, a crook, pretends to have a fit, and is befriended by A-4, who calls in a doctor, 

A-8, to attend him 1285c 
(9) A, a crook, pretends to be a novelist, A-4, writing a burglar story; and a banker, 

A-8, obligingly gives A information about his own bank vaults 1271 
(9) A is discovered by A-8, a doctor, to be shamming illness. By collusion they 

foster A's pretentions, whereby A secures bed and board from wealthy A-4, 

and A-8 secures a fat fee 1278d 
(14) A pretends to disappear and to be in great danger, and so lures A-4 and A-8 into 

real danger in a quest for him 1223b 

i4, A-4 and A-9 

Personal Limitations 

A, applying to A-9 for a job, is asked for references as to character and ability, 
and is referred to A-4 by A 1107b 

Craftiness 

A, seeking a job from A-9, refers A-9 to A-4 for a recommendation as to character 
and ability, telling him A-4 can be reached at a prominent hotel at a certain hour 
by phone 1212c 



232 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A, A-4 and A-9 — Craftiness, Conc'd 

(9) A, when A-4 is paged in a prominent hotel, answers the call, assumes the char- 
acter of A-4 and gives himself such a flowery recommendation over the phone 
that he secures a job from A-9 1212c 



A, AS and AS 

Deliverance 



(8) A. robbed by A-5 and wishing to save him from the law, declares to A-6, the 
officer who has arrested A-5, that he gave A-5 the stolen property in his posses- 
sion 894 

Obligation 

A-6, an officer of the law calls on A to help him arrest A-5 1015 

A, AS and AS 

Revelation 

(3) A secretly discovers A-5 counting money taken from a murdered man, A-8 1448 

A, AS and AS 

Misfortune 

(1) A, employed by A-8, comes to work one morning and finds the office in the hands 
of federal agents, A-6, A-6 604 



A, A'7 and AS 

Misfortune 



(1) A's chauffeur, A-7, driving A's car by A's orders at a high rate of speed, appar- 
ently injures a pedestrian, A-8 597 

(5) A, when his car apparently injures a pedestrian, A-8, seeks to evade consequences 
by having his chauffeur A-7, drive on at high speed 597 

A and AX 

Misfortune 

(1) A is robbed by AX, who secretly puts on A's clothes, takes his horse and flees 

661 
(1) A, set upon by mysterious persons, AX, AX, AX, in the cellar of his house, is 

spirited away through a concealed passage 719a 

Deliverance 

A struggles against an hallucinary enemy, AX, who fights with superstition as 
a weapon 855 

Personal Limitations 

(1) A, a doctor, is about to leave his office on a night emergency call when he is made 
a prisoner by mysterious strangers, AX, AX, AX, and spirited away 1130 

Simulation 

(4) A, wishing to carry out an enterprise that would cause gossip, puts gossip to 
sleep by inventing a fictitious relative, AX, who is always 'in trouble and always 
calling on A to help him out 1148a 



233 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and AX 

Mystery 

A receives a call from a mysterious stranger, AX, who is peculiarly dressed and 
seems to have hypnotic powers 1393 
A tries to solve the mystery of a stranger, AX 1393 

A, late at night, enters a room of his house and sees another man, AX, sitting 
in a chair before the fireplace 1423 

A, thinking AX is a friend, steps toward him; whereupon, AX vanishes into 
thin air 1423 
(1) A's property and high place in the world are appropriated by AX, and when A 
would claim his earthly possessions he is treated as an imposter 1348a 

(1) A, inventing a mechanical giant, AX, and endowing it with life, is pursued by 
AX and brought to his death 1348b 

(2) A, at a loss to account for a mysterious stranger, AX, who appears to him, warns 
him and then disappears, comes to believe that the messenger was sent by Divine 
Providence 1424a 

(4) A's mortal pride would transgress the Divine Power; so fate, seeking to discipline 

A, materializes a spirit, AX, in A's image 1348a _ 
(4) A invents a mechanical giant, AX, and endows it with life 1348b 
'(9) A because of a strange delusion, proves himself a person to be reckoned with 

1418b 
(10) A, a novelist, meets personally in real life a fictitious character, AX, from one 

of his stories 1391 
(10-11) A always encounters a person of forbidding appearance with a demoniacal 

face, AX, just before some great misfortune overtakes him 1439c 
(14) A, an inefficient, futile sort of person, comes to believe that he is'^thejreincarna- 

tion of AX, a powerful personage of antiquity 1418b 

Revelation 

A, in his overweening pride, is taught a lesson by AX 1455b 
(10) A receives an important communication from a mysterious person, AX, which 

enables him to correct a serious error 1461b 
(14) A, rescued from critical misfortune by AX, receives a revelation from AX which 

results in a beneficial character change 1455b 

A, A-2 and AX 

Craftiness 

(4) A, for personal reasons, impersonates the fictitious character, AX, invented by 
his friend, A-2 1216 _ 

A'. s friend, A-2, has invented a fictitious character, AX, for personal reasons 
12i6 



A, A-5 and AX 

Misfortune 



(2) AX, a mysterious "righter of wrongs," at the point of a gun takes from A-5 money 
out of which A-5 has swindled A, and restores the money to A 621 

(2) A_, swindled out of his life's savings by A-5, is about to take his own life when 
his lost money is returned to him by a mysterious person, AX 621 

A and X 

Love's Misadventures 

(4) A pretends that a wax figure, X, is his invalid wife 71a 

(7) A discovers that a certain charm, X, with which he has won success in love, 
is no charm at all. The person who gave X to him tells him that faith in the 
charm is all that counts. Let a man be sure of himself, with or without a charm, 
and he is sure to conquer love 161 



234 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and X 

Married Life 

(13) A, whenever he attempts to have X, a certain object of mystery, explained to 
him, meets with misfortune 541 

Misfortune 

A loses a valuable diamond, X, in a place where there is a flock of chickens, and 

he insists that the chickens must be killed, one by one, until X is found. The 

chickens are all killed 614 

A, desperately in need, is offered a large sum of money for a diamond, X, which 

he knows is an imitation 729 
(1) A loses a valuable diamond, X 614 
(1) A loses a valuable diamond, X, and has his suspicions as to where it can be found, 

but discovers that his suspicions are unfounded 614 
(1) A, custodian of a valuable object, X, misses X and believes it has been stolen 

709 
(1) A loses an important object, X, on the scene of an accident 711b 
(1) A, on his way to return to the owner a stolen object, X, which he has recovered, 

loses the object and again seeks to recover it 724 
(2-12) A finds a valuable paper, X, between the leaves of the family Bible 733 

A has recovered a stolen object, X, and is on his way to return it to its owner 

724 

Mistaken Judgment 

A finds an object ot mystery, X, seemingly of great value 798 
(4) A finds and keeps an incriminating document, X, with the intention of discover- 
ing the author of it at a later time 771b 
(4) A is a thief who plans to steal what he believes is a very valuable gem, X 778 
(4) A, believing that a counterfeit gem, X, is genuine, plans to steal it 778 
(4) A highly prizes an object of mystery, X, carries it about with him and is unaware 

of the fact that his possession of X is fraught with terrible danger 798 
(9) A, in desperate need, discovers that a gem, X, which he supposed to be worthless, 
is in reality genuine and immensely valuable 803b 

Helpfulness 

(1) A finds a satchel, X, which, unknown to him, contains evidence of an incrimi- 
nating nature 804 

(4) A, tramping along a country road, sees a satchel, X, drop from a passing auto- 
mobile, and takes possession of it 804 

Idealism 

(8) A, humble and supporting himself by menial tasks, loses a work of art about 
which there are no marks of identification. The work of art, X, is found and 
pronounced by connoisseurs to be the production of a master. In the public 
prints the unknown artist is invited to come forward and receive the honor and 
wealth to which his genius entitles him. But A's ideal is "art for art's sake," 
and he will not be tempted 920 

Chance 

A is suddenly arrested by an object, X, that drops in front of him from the upper 
window of a house 1046 

Personal Limitations 

(1) A has lost the ticket of a pawned object, X, and the pawnbroker will not give 
up the pledge without the ticket 1077 



235 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and X 

Simulation 

A is a thief who has a real gem, X-1, which he supposes is a counterfeit 1166a 
(5-7) A, a thief, has a real gem, X-1, which he supposes is a counterfeit; and, adroitly, 

he substitutes X-1 for X-2, a counterfeit which A thinks is a genuine stone 1166a 
(9) A, making a replica, X-1, of a valuable original, X-2, secures X-2 by leaving X-1 

in its place 1166b 

Craftiness 

A discovers where a certain object, X, small but immensely valuable, has been 
concealed 1283 

A, to secure a certain object, X, must proceed warily and without arousing sus- 
picion 1283 

(1) A finds himself in danger because he has innocently undertaken the custodian- 
ship of a mysterious package, X 1233 

(2) A, in danger because he is the custodian of a mysterious package, X, contrives 
a dummy package exactly counterfeiting X in appearance 1233 

Tran sgression 

(1) A, a transgressor, seeks to forget a transgression, but a certain object, X, or 
circumstance, continually reminds him of it 1302 

Mystery 

A carries in his pocket an object of mystery, X 1343 

A, annoyed by a certain object, X, destroys it 1367a 

A is told that a certain mysterious object, X, has power for evil (or good) and 

he decides to make a test 1380 

A comes innocently into possession of an object of mystery, X, highly prized by 

a person or a people, who lost it or had it stolen 1382a 

A buys a little trick box, X, in an old curiosity shop, and is unable to open it 

1382b 

A seeks to solve an enigma that has to do with X, an object of mystery 1400 
- A's curiosity and interest are aroused by a certain unredeemed pledge, X, in a 

pawnshop 1401 

A, endeavoring to solve a mystery, has for his only clue, X, the portrait of a 

beautiful woman, painted on ivory 1410 

A, while trying to discover perpetual motion, dreams that he has invented a 

machine, X, that defies the power of gravitation 1420 

A is vastly puzzled in his attempts to solve the mystery of a strange object, X 

1425 
(1) A, apparently as the result of carrying in his pocket a queer object of mystery, 

X, experiences all sorts of misfortunes 1343 
(1) A, carrying in his pocket a small object of mystery, X, is harried by ill-luck and 

comes to believe in the m.alefic powers of X 1352 
(1) A suffers weird adventures and undergoes strange dangers when unknown per- 
sons seek by stealth to take from him a mysterious object, X, which has come 

innocently into his possession 1382a 
(3-4) A investigates a mysterious package, X, that has fallen into his hands 1435 
(4) A, staring at a certain object, X, falls under a spell which leads him to believe 

certain events are transpiring — events which are partly true but mostly grotes- 
quely false 1342a 
(4) A, hearing of a mysterious and dangerous object, X, in a canyon of the lonely 

mountains, decides to investigate 1379 
(4) A buys a mysterious object, X, in a pawnshop, and attempts to satisfy his curio- 
sity regarding it 1401 
(4) A, unknown to himself, has in his possession an object, X, which at any moment, 

may bring disaster or death to him 1438b 
(6) A, alone and near death, buries his store of gold dust and draws a map of the 

cache on a water canteen, X 1370b 
(6) A dies before he can redeem an object, X, which he has pawned 1440 
(9) A, under the heel of adversity and almost at the starvation point, secures an 

object of mystery, X, which grants his every wish — but at the expense of years 

of his life for every wish granted 1421 



236 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and X — Mystery, Conc'd 

(10) A discovers that his cigar will not burn. On investigation, he discovers that 
the cigar is merely a rolled paper, X, camouflaged with a tobacco wrapper — the 
rolled paper, X, being an important message 1397 

(13) A encounters seemingly supernatural experiences which have to do with a small 
idol. X 1360 

(13) A destroys a certain object, X, but mysteriously it reappears; again and again 
A destroys X, but always it reappears 1367a 

(13) A is puzzled to account for certain objects, X-1, X-2, X-3, which come mysteri- 
ously into his possession 1381 

(13) A has a little trick box, X, which he is not able to open. One night it opens 
of its own accord, and A finds a jewel in the box 1382b 

(13) A, skeptically investigating a psychic communication, finds many things to 
corroborate the message, but he does not find the one important thing, X, whose 
location the message purports to reveal 1411 

(13) A, puzzled by an object of mystery, X, goes to sleep with X on a table in his bed- 
room. On arising in the morning, A finds X disintegrated into a fine powder, all 
hope of a solution of its mystery gone 1425 

(13) A, while in an abnormal mental condition, receipts for a valuable registered 
letter, X, Afterward, A has no recollection of receipting for X 1438a 

Revelation 

(1) A is accused of having stolen a valuable document, X 1457 
(9) A, by chance, overhears a scrap of conversation in the street; and what he hears 
proves a clue to the whereabouts of stolen property, X 1453 



A, A'2 and X 



Misfortune 

(4) A assumes charge of a valuable object, X, for a friend, A-2 709 

Chance 

(4) A unwittingly takes an object, X-1, belonging to his friend, a-2, leaving for 
A-2 a similar object, X-2, in place of X-1. Close inspection is necessary to dis- 
cover the difference between X-2 and X-1 1044b 

Personal Limitations 

A calls at a pawnshop to redeem an object, X, pawned by his friend, A-2, who 
died leaving the pledge unredeemed 1077 

Mystery 

A's friend, A-2, is in the dark regarding an important secret that surrounds X, 

an object of mystery that has been stolen from him 1370a 

A knows the secret of X, an object of mystery that has been stolen from A-2, 

and seeks to use his knowledge in recovering X 1370a 

A's friend, A-2, loses by theft a mysterious object, X, supposed to bring good 

fortune to its possessor, and A seeks to recover X for A-2 1377a 

A, A-3 and X 

Misfortune 

A fights with A-3 to safeguard valuables, X, of which A is custodian 730 
(1-6) A is slain by A-3, who takes valuables, X, of which A is custodian 730 

(1) A is accused of transgression by his rival, A-3, and an incriminating paper, X, 
is found in A's possession 771b 

Craftiness 

(2) A smashes an idol, X, supposed by a savage people to be a god, and immediately 
good fortune comes to the tribe. A-3 is discredited 1274 



237 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A, A~3 and X 

Revenge 

(4) A, in order to be revenged upon his enemy, A-3, manufactures an infernal ma- 
chine. X 1319a 

A, A'4 and X 

Mistaken Judgment 

A pursues a stranger, A-4, to recover from him an object, X, which has been 
stolen 774 
(1-4) A, pursuing a stranger, A-4, and taking from him a valuable object, X, which, 
A thinks, was stolen from him, later discoveis that X, which he supposed was 
stolen, has all the time been in his own possession 774 

Helpfulness 

A, finding a satchel, X, in the road, picks it up and carries it on with him, in the 
hope of returning it to the stranger, A-4, who lost it 804 

Personal Limitations 

A desires a certain object, X; but X is in the hands of A-4, who guards it care- 
fully 1129a 

IMystery 

A is given an object of mystery, X, by a stranger, A-4, and assured that its pos- 
session will bring misfortune 1352 

A receives half of an important message, X, and is looking for a stranger, A-4, 
who has the other half. The message cannot be read until both halves are joined 
1369 

A's only clue in his search for A-4 is the picture of a beautiful woman, X, left 
at the place where A-4 disappeared, and a legend connected with the picture 
1404b 
(10) A, meeting A-4, a stranger who has given him a small object of mystery, X, 
which has brought A ill-luck, is informed by A-i that only A's belief in the mis- 
fortunes inspired them, and that he was merely the victim of suggestion 1352 

A, A-5 and X 

Personal Limitations 

A has been robbed of valuable property, X, by A-5, a notorious criminal; and 
A tries to secure a courageous man who will recover X for him 1129c 

Simulation 

(1-5) A owns an objet d'art, X-1; and he buys X-2, as he supposes, which is an 
exact duplicate of X-1, from A-5, only to discover that he has repurchased X-1 
which the scheming A-5 had stolen from his collection 1165 

Mystery 

(3) A finds a thief, A-5, by looking for a man who suddenly becomes prosperous. 

A-5, stealing X, is inspired by superstition to put forth eflForts which make him 

prosperous 1377a 
(3) A discovers that a mysterious package, X, contains stolen property. With X 

as a clue, he apprehends the thief, A-5 1435 



A, AS and X 

]VIisfortune 



(1) A, arrested by the police as a crim.inal "suspect," has in his possession a satchel, 
innocently come by. The satchel, X, is found to contain burglar's tools 608 



238 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A, A'7 and X 

Love's Beginnings 

A receives from A-7 a small object of mystery, X, which, A-7 declares, will make 
A redoubtable in love. A takes X and fares forth to try it 7a 

A, A-8 and X 

Simulation 

A, a crook, seeks unlawful gain by selling A-8 an object, X, which A-8 already 
owns 1145 

(1) A calls on A-8 for a valuable object, X, which A has left with A-8 in the hope 
of making a sale; but A-8 declares A never left X with him, and has A ejected 
from the premises 1147 

(4) A, poor, at the request of a rich man, A-8, leaves with A-8 a valuable object, X, 
which he has in his possession and wishes to sell 1147 

A, A-9 and X 

Simulation 

(9) A, adroitly, secures an object greatly desired, X, from A-9, who will not dispose 
of it 1166b 

Revelation 

(2) A, accused by A-9 of having stolen a valuable document, X, has his innocence 
proved when X is found between the leaves of a book which A-9 had been read- 
ing 1457 

A, i4-5, A'8 and X 

Mystery 

(3) A sees a stranger, A-5, stealthily remove papers, X, from the pocket of another 
stranger, A-8, who is asleep. A follows A-5 1406 

A, A-2, A-3 and X 

Revenge 

(1) A sends an inferftal machine, X, to his enemy, A-3, and it falls into the hands 
of A's friend. A-2 1319a 

A and F-A 

Misfortune 

A induces his father, F-A. to advance him his patrimony 611b 
Helpfulness 

(2) A. a dissolute son, is freely forgiven by his father, F-A 815b 

(8) A, a dissolute son, in want, returns to his home and his father, F-A, a better and 
a wiser man than when he went away 815b 

Obligation 

(12) A, the son of F-A, feels it to be his duty to sell all his property in order to help 
pay the debts of the deceased F-A 1018 

Craftiness 

A finds the fly-leaf of the Bible owned by his father. F-A 1286 

(10) A finds evidence to prove that his father, F-A, is dead 1286 



239 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and F-A 

Transgression 

(1) A, posing as F-A, is unmasked when discovered removing F-A's clothes 1290b 
(4) A, profligate son of wealthy F-A, cast off and disowned, murders F-A and then 
poses as F-A in an attempt to secure F-A's property 1290b 

iMystery 

A's father. F-A, has a conviction born of simple faith that A, long mysteriously 
missing, will some day come back to him 1378 

A seeks wealth which his father, F-A, has left him, but concealed in a place whose 
location has been lost 1399 

Revelation 
A goes on a hazardous search for his father, F-A, long mysteriously missing 1451d 

A, A-8 and F-A 

Craftiness 

A, the outcast son of F-A, seeks to borrow money of A-8 with the approval of 
F-A 1217b 

A, seeking to borrow money of A-8 on the supposed approval of F-A, asks A-8 to 
call on F-A and secure authority to make the loan 1217b 

Necessity 

A seeks to borrow a large sum of money from A-8, a money lender, on his pros- 
pects of inheriting the estate of his wealthy father, F-A 1026 

Personal Limitations 

A is a profligate son who seeks to borrow money of A-8 on the prospect of in- 
heriting the estate of his wealthy father, F-A. A-8 is skeptical regarding A's 
inheriting the estate 1139 

A and BR-A 

Obligation 

A and BR-A are twin brothers with the same likes and dislikes 1005 
(8) A and BR-A, brothers, carry out honorably the distasteful obligation of living 
apart 1005 

A and SN 

Married Life 

(4) A craftily keeps from his son, SN-A, a family secret 425 
Misfortune 

A mistakenly supposes his son, SN, to have perished in a tragic accident 622 
(14) A loses his son, SN, in whom all his ambitions were centered 674 

Helpfulness 

A seeks to protect his son, SN, from what he conceives to be disgrace and dis- 
honor on his own part 813 

A's son, SN, is arrested for committing a crime 821 

A seeks to save his son, SN, from misfortune and becomes involved in an un- 
pleasant complication 821 



240 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and SN — Helpfulness, Conc'd 

(2) A is inspired to carry on successfully because of the faith his son, SN, has in him 
810 

(10) A's son, SN, winsfor his college in a gruelling contest; and SN tells A, who is 
gloomy and despairing and considers himself a failure, that his success was in- 
spired by the thought that his father had never been beaten 810 

Deliverance 

A has turned his back upon happiness because of an obligation he fancies him- 
self under to his son, SN 881 
(9) A's son SN discovers a fateful secret of A's, and persuades him to correct an 
error and regain lost happiness 881 

Idealism 

A is proud of his son, SN 928b 
(5-10) A's son, SN, dies a shameful, inglorious death, bringing dishonor and sorrow 

to A 928b 
(8) A, father of SN, renounces happiness in order to uphold a lofty conception of 

duty and save SN from disgrace 934 

Chance 

(2) A, hearing by chance a familiar name, finds his long-lost son, SN 1053 
Personal Limitations 

A is so preoccupied with business affairs that, while he intends writing to his 
son, SN, he somehow never gets around to it 1108 

A, A-4 and SN 

Chance 

(2) A, a supposed "ghost," is caught in a trap set by A-4; and A-4 proves to be A's 
missing son, SN 1056 

A, AS and SN 

Craftiness 

A is a wealthy man whom sharpers, A-5, A-5, are seeking to influence to disin- 
herit a son, SN 1289a 

A and NW 

Obligation 

(1) A's nephew and ward, NW, is wild and reckless and A is unable to manage him 
999 

Mystery 

A dies and leaves his fortune to a nephew, NW 1432 

A dies and leaves his fortune to a nephew, NW, who has been mysteriously miss- 
ing for years 1432 

A, A-2 and NW 

Obligation 

(4) A agrees to take in hand and control an incorrigible youth, NW, who has proved 
too hard a problem for his uncle and guardian, A's friend, A-2 982a 

(5) A passes his unmanageable nephew and ward, NW along to a friend in the West, 
A-2, who declares that he will either kill NW or tame him 999 



241 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A, A-8 and NW 

Craftiness 

A disapproves of his nephew, NW; and A, sick unto death, sends for a lawyer, 
A-8. to draw his will 1270 
(1) A's nephew, NW, tricks A into thinking that he is A-8, the lawyer who has come 
to draw A's will 1270 

Aand U 

Obligation 

A has $500,000. A rich relative, U, bequeaths a million dollars to A, provided 
he shall spend his half million within a year 997b 

A is to inherit a fortune from his uncle, U, on condition that he shall never leave 
his native land 1101b 

Personal Limitations 

(1) A, giving ten years of his life to a miserly uncle, U, in exchange for a college educa- 
tion, loses his ambition and enterprise 1065 

(1) A's uncle, U, has promised A all that he has when he dies, Djut U dies a banrupt; 
and A is thrown out on the world with abilities obscured and enterprise strangled 
1065 

Craftiness 

(4) A, seeking by strategy, to secure a rich inheritance, fails in his plan when his 
uncle, U, discovers A's "son and heir" to be a girl 1289c 

A and CN 

Simulation 

A's cousin, CN, has long been mysteriously missing 1201 

A, U and CN 

Simulation 

(4) A's uncle, U. dies and icaves A's cousin, CN, a large estate. A impersonates CN 
1201 



A, A-8 and CN 



Personal Limitations 

A is a cousin of CN, and CN is to inherit the wealth of a deceased relative, A-8. 
If CN were out of the way, A would be the legal heir 1127 

A, GCH and X 

Obligation 

A's impecunious grandchild, GCH, buys A a birthday present, X, on credit 1012 
(.5) A pays for X, a birthday present, which his impecunious grandchild, GCH, is 
giving him 1012 

B 

Love's Beginnings 

B, wealthy, devotes much time to settlement work; and, in carrying out her 
philanthiopic enterprises, she pretends to be a shop girl 2e 
B is discouraged regarding her romantic affairs 13a 
B, unmarried, cherishes motherhood as her ideal 39 
(1) B's cattle ranch has been left to her by her father; and every man B hires as 
foreman, makes love to her sooner or later 9c 



242 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

B — Love's Begirmings, Conc'd 

(1) B finds herself in a great city, penniless and the victim of evil intrigue 14b 

(1) B, desiring love, has never had a lover and feels the misfortune keenly 32 

(1) B is attractive, but no man pays her any attention 36 

(4) B, poor and humble but romantic, acquires unexpectedly a small sum of money; 
thus financed, she pretends for a time to be wealthy and aristocratic 2f 

(4) B, a maid, uses the wardrobe of her wealthy mistress and pretends to be a dis- 
tinguished personage 2g 

(4) B, a criminal, assumes an alias and makes use of stolen funds in evading the 
law 2h 

(4) B, attrative, and humiliated because of her lack of admirers, resorts to simu- 
lation to gain contentment 36 

(4) B considers love and marriage the great adventure, and eagerly proceeds with 
them 38 

(10) B, 'discouraged regarding her love affairs, meets with a "sign" which prophesies 
her marriage within a year 13a 

Love's Misadventures 

B is convinced that several eligible men are in love with her 56_ 

B is unaware of the fact that she is the victim of egotistical self-deception 56 

B, in a fit of discouragement over an unhappy love affair, m.editates suicide and 

writes a note to her friends telling of her motives 57 

B is harrassed by gossip concerning men falsely rumored to be in love with her, 

and by relatives cf the supposed lovers calling on her and making complaint 62 

B is in doubt as to which of her many lovers is in love with her rather than with 

her money, and she resolves to settle the doubt by secret enterprise 103 

B, unmarried, seeks motherhood because of a lofty ideal that does not shrink 

from public censure 121 

B has so many lovers that she has no time to give to any one or anything else 143 

B, an attractive girl, is so absorbed in serious pursuits that she subordinates 

everything else, even love, to her high ambition 145 

B, a poor unfortunate, meditates suicide as the only way out of her misfortunes 

162b 

B, a rich widow, has so many suitors she finds it difficult to make a choice 164 

(1) B, contemplating suicide, writes a note explaining her motives; then she changes 
her mind — and loses the note 57 

(1) B is falsely suspected of being in love with various men. She decides to free 
herself of the suspicion by a stratagem 102 

(1) B has been betrayed, and her child is to be born out of wedlock _ 162b 

(2) B, wealthy, pretends to lose all her money in an unfortunate investment, by 
way of discovering which of her lovers loves her for herself alone 93a 

(4) B, single, pretends that she is a married woman and assumes the name of "Mrs. 
Blank" oSc 

(4) B is so fully aware of the fact that she is beautiful and attractive that she thinks 
every man is in love with her 65 

(4) B, in order to escape annoying m.anifestations of love, resorts to simulation 71b 

(4) B pretends that she is engaged to be m.arried in order to be free of certain an- 
noying experiences S3 

{4^ B, in order to carry out an enterprise considered necessary, offers to sell herself 
in marriage to the highest bidder 88 

Marriage Proposal 

(1) B, out in a storm on a pitch-dark night, receives a proposal of marriage. Unable 
to see her lover, and scarcely able to hear him., she nevertheless accepts — and 
meets with a disagreeable surprise 195 

Love's Rejection 

B, disapproving ,oi the men she meets in her own social and business world, en- 
visions her ideal, the man she would like to meet, and fares forth secretly in 
search of him 242 
B is a white woman who knows nothing of her birth and parentage 305 



243 

Character Symbolx 



B — Love's Rejection, Conc'd 

(7) B disapproves of the men she meets in her own social and business world 242 

(8) B, denied love, seeks happiness in a mental personification of love 251 

(8) B, suffering disappointment in love, resigns herself philosophically to her fate 
325 

Marriage 

B must be married when she reaches a certain age if she would receive a rich 
inheritance 3o4b 

(1) B. a white woman, contemplates suicide when a mystery of her birth and par- 
entage apparently yields an evil secret 364a 

(2) B, unworthy, achieves a reward of married happiness 359 

(4) B pretends to be wealthy and merely masquerading as a shop girl 35S 

Married Life 

(4) B seeks to save herself from the consequences of transgression by taking to flight 

453 
(6) B dies in childbirth 515 

B's great desire is to become an actress 413 

Misfortune 

B is accused of transgression, but the accusation is unjust 648 

B is leading an exemplary life and trying honestly to live down an unfortunate 

past 665 

B. unless she conceals a personal delinquencv, will seriously compromise herself 

667 _ 

B is intellectual and of an artistic temperament 676 

B is engaged in forwarding an important undertaking 677 

B fights against insomnia brought on by overwork 677 

B is riding alone through a wilderness country 694 

B inherits the trait of disguising her affections, a trait which proves an obstacle 

to her success and happiness 736 

B is greatly discontented because of an unfortunate state of affairs 737a 

B discontented, seeks to gain contentment, but the obstacles seem insuperable 

737a 

B finds that the knob and lock on the door of a hotel bedroom are in disrepair; 

the lock apparently locks itself, and the knob will not turn 737b 

B. near-sighted, unsophisticated, on leaving her room in a big city hotel, ties a 

black ribbon to the doorknob so she can easily find the door on her return 737c 

B writes a note, and the note contains a very important secret 742 

(1) B, tired, and unable to get a room in a hotel in a large city, wanders about the 
lobby and neighboring rooms. It is very late; and B, unfamiliar with her sur- 
roundings finds a dark, deserted room with comfortable chairs and large mirrors, 
and falls asleep in one of the chairs. She does not awaken until morning; then, 
to her horror, she discovers that she has spent the night as no respectable woman 
ought to have done 643 

(1) B finds herself, innocently and through error, a prisoner at night in a bedroom 
not her own 645 

(1) B, innocently caught in a compromising situation, discovers a state of affairs that 
renders her dilemma tragic 645 

(1) B is accused of being a transgressor because she is found in an environment, or 
because she has property in her possession, which indicates transgression 64S 

(1) B, riding alone through a wilderness country, is thrown from her horse and sprains 
her ankle. The horse runs away, and B is left helpless in an uninhabited region 
694 

(1) B, in a large city hotel, returns at night from her bath and, through error, enters 
through an unlocked door into a room which proves to be not her own 737b 

(1) B is shunned and ostracised because of a misfortune for which she is not respon- 
sible 740 

(1) B writes a note; and it is picked up by a gust of wind, carried across a narrow 
court, through an open ■nnndow. and deposited in a neighboring apartment 742 

(1) B writes a very important note, then loses it. If the note is found and read by 
other persons, B will be greatly humiliated 742 



244 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

B — Misfortune, Conc'd 

(1) B, who was thought by the people of her community to have supernatural powers, 
is discovered to have been insane — a condition caused by a great sorrow 746 

(4) B commits a secret transgression 669 

(4) B commits a transgression B in order to escape the consequences of a trans- 
gression, flees secretly to a distant place and assumes a fictitious name 743b 

(6) B, a victim of unpleasant conditions, seeks to escape them by self-destruction 
738 

(6) B becomes the victim of such desperate misfortunes that she plans to take her 
own life 743a 

Mistaken Judgment 

B has a character weakness which proves a bar to many of her enterprises 766 
(2-10) B, thinking herself a criminal, seeks to evade the law by various makeshifts 

784 
(4) B, a school teacher, unknowingly violates the rules set up by the school board by 

going to dances and taking long walks at night 765 
(4) B, a plain woman, believes herself surpassingly beautiful 766 

(7) B discovers that she is innocent of a crime she supposed she had committed 784 

Helpfulness 

(1) B, attacked by a huge snake, suffers a psychic shock 848b 
Deliverance 

B, harrassed by goseip that reflects on her integrity, seeks deliverance from false 
suspicion 870a 

B, fearing she is going insane, seeks emancipation from the demoralizing fear 872 
B discovers an evil secret of her past 873 

B is a prisoner in one of the upper floors of a tall building 885b 
(1) B fears she is going insane 872 

(1) B, discovering an evil secret of her past, meditates suicide 873 

(2) B, prisoner in a room on one of the upper floors of a tall building, saves herself 
by making use of the fire-escape 885b 

Idealism 

B, her lot cast in a lonely place, craves excitement as a condition necessary to 

happiness 916 

B is happy in her mistaken ideals 931 

B, as the world regarded her, was a moral transgressor; but, in her own estimation, 

she was seeking the best and noblest in life 945 

B, who finds her happiness in a beautiful garden, learns that the garden is about 

to be destroyed 962 

B, reared in the slums of a large city and seeking her ideal of happiness in the 

woods and open fields, comes finally to live in a drab, cheerless countryside 974 

B is in failing health and her days numbered 975 

B, in failing health and her days numbered, feels that she cannot die happy until 

she sees again her native place, and re-visits the well-remembered haunts of 

her childhood 975 

B is determined to protect the honor of her family, but she can do so only by 

following the path of relentless duty 977a 
(1) B dies a broken-hearted victim of her own high ideals 909 

(4) B is a selfish, hard-hearted, worldly-minded woman who seeks to live for her- 
self alone. She wonders why she is not happy and contented 908 

(7) B decides that there is more to be gained by suffering defeat in an enterprise 
than by being successful 933 

(8) B realises that her happiness and her duty lie in rehabilitating her character; in 
establishing, under an assumed name, an exemplary character and thus to make 
amends for a grievous wrong committed under her real name 921 

(8) B, considered a moral transgressor, through her magnetic personality and the 
sincerity of her convictions, disarmed criticism in life and was praised by all 
after she died 945 

(8) B, a transgressor, tries to live down her unfortunate past by exemplary conduct 
946 



245 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

B — Idealism, Conc'd 

(8) B seeks to remain a good woman in spite of a vicious, morally inferior environ- 
ment, 947 

(8) B believes that the practice of the religious virtues is the crying need of the world, 
and seeks by her own life to exemplify her convictions 976 

Obligation 

B, a widow, finds her happiness in being independent 994 

B labors for years at a lonely task 995 

B, a widow, wishes to be independent and to have a home of her own; but there 

are certain obligations at war with her desire 1009a 

Necessity 

B seeks employment, but her sex is against her 1032 
B, in order to carry out an enterprise, resorts to a stratagem 1032 
(1) B is carrying out a secret enterprise and falls into danger 1025 
(4) B, sorely in need of money, undertakes a rash enterprise 1033 

Personal Limitations 

B fails to understand how her fretful disposition makes herself and all around 
her unhappy 1067 

B is too young, too attractive, too modern for the scholarly position she occupies; 
and her success, which means happiness to her, is endangered 1099 
B, young and attractive, in order to win success in her chosen work, dresses the 
part of a spinster, and makes herself appear prim and old-fashioned 1099 
B's happiness and success hang upon her successful impersonation of a boy 1100 
B is ambitious to "get ahead," to advance herself in her chosen line of work; 
but she has difficulties that are disheartening 1121 

B, in poor health, is ordered by her doctor to leave the city and live in the country 
1137b 

B, city bred, undergoes unpleasant experiences when she goes to the country 
to live 1137b 
(1) B, a banker s wife, trying to subscribe to the social conventions of a farming 

cornmunity, finds her efforts embarrassing and distasteful 1118 
(1) B, in a small boat, has lost her oars and is drifting out to sea in a fog 1137a 
(1) B, ocean bathing, is caught by the undertow and is being swept out to sea 1137a 
(4) B, impersonating a boy, is subjected to the rough pranks of her male companions, 

who do not suspect her true sex 1100 
(4) B is young and pretty, and believes that Youth, seeking self-expression, is war- 
ranted in overriding any and all conventions 1105 
(4) B, of an humble station in life, yearns for social prestige 1106 
(4) B, who lacks every qualification of a successful writer, nevertheless believes her- 
self highly gifted as a novelist 1119 
(14) B, overhearing a conversation which brings home to her a bitter truth regarding 
her unpleasant disposition, alters her mental attitude and undergoes a bene- 
ficial character change 1067 

Simulation 

B is the owner of a gem so valuable that she fears to wear it in public; so she 
keeps it in a strong box and wears a replica of it which is of comparatively little 
value. The fact that she owns the real stone is well know, and the counterfeit 
is supposed to be the original 1152 
B innocently commits a transgression 1156 

B, innocenly committing a transgression, for fear of the law keeps the trans- 
gression a close secret 1156 
B's happiness requires a complete escape from her life and enviroment 1204 

(1) B fails in an undertaking dear to her heart 1153 

(1) B, mistaken for another woman who is under ban of death by a strange secret 
society, seeks to escape from her pursuers 1154a 

(4) B simulates ignorance regarding a certain compromising event in her life 1151 

(4) B, failing in an undertaking dear to her heart, seeks to make others think she 
has succeeded 1153 



246 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

B^Simulaiion, Conc'd 

(4) B seeks to convince the home folks that she is a celebrity when she is really a 
failure 1203 

(4) B's sex prevents her from securing employment among men, so she disguises her- 
self as a boy 1207 

Craftiness 

B undertakes for extravagant pay to carry out a secret investigation in which 

it is necessary for her to pretend to be deaf and dumb, and in which she must 

have a knowledge of "sign" language 1241a 

B, engaged in an enterprise that might cause gossip or censure, defers to public 

opinion by a stratagem 1242a 

B plans to forward an enterprise, but cannot do so openly and must resort to 

stratagem 1244a 
(2) B, engaged in an enterprise that might cause gossip or censure, escapes from a 

room by picking the lock of a door with a bent hairpin 1241c 
(4) B, middle-aged, is so adept in the arts of the toilette, that she keeps her beauty 

youthful and blooming. Apparently in her early twenties, she is really in her 

late forties 1279 

(12) B fires a revolver and pretends that she is shooting at a thief who got away in 
the night 1279b 

Transgression 

(1) B, seeking happiness as a reformed transgressor, has her old transgression dis- 
covered 1292 

(1) B, committing one transgression to hide another, is apprehended for her crime, 
brought to trial and sentenced 1294 

(4) B secretly borrows money on property she is holding in trust in order to forward 
a certain enterprise 1293b 

(4) B commits a transgression in order to conceal a less serious transgression 1294 

(8) B seeks happiness as a reformed transgressor 1292 

Revenge 

(6) B seeks revenge as a lofty conception of duty — and comes to her death while 
seeking it 1328 

Mystery 

B disappears, apparently a suicide when, in desperate danger, she implores aid 

and it is denied 1417 

B seeks to escape from mysterious dangers 1446b 
(1) B receives a photograph; and on the back of it is written- '-You are in great 

danger! Beware!" 1364a 
(1) B falls asleep and, while she sleeps, terrible dangers threaten her 1446b 
(10) B receives benefit when a psychic experience proves an obstacle to a certain 

enterprise 1445 

(13) B receives in a mysterious manner a photograph, not of herself but of some one 
greatly resembling her 1364a 

(14) B is strongly influenced by a supernatural vision in which her life is reviewed be- 
fore her 1445 

Revelation 

B supposes herself to be a white woman and prides herself on her white heritage 
1458 
(1> B, a white woman, is told that there is a taint of alien and inferior blood in her 
veins 1458 

B and B-2 

Misfortune 

(1-11) B loses a valuable ornament she has borrowed from her friend, B-2 642 
(4) B, as a sop to her vanity, borrows a valuable ornament from her wealthy friend, 
B-2 642 



247 

Classification by l> LOTTO Charar.lrr Symbols 

B and 8-2 

Helpfulness 

B is convinced that her friend, B-2, is making a mistake 843 
(4) B, convinced that her friend, B-2, is making a mistake, resolves to correct the 
mistake in secret, since B-2 will not do it 843 

Simulation 

( ) B is impersonating B-2. In the midst of the impersonation, B-2, at a distance, 
is injured in an accident and expected to die. Great newspaper publicity is 
given the incident 1208 

B and B'3 

Deliverance 

(6) B dies of pneumonia brought on by exposure while rescuing B-3 from an accident 
892 

Oafliness 

B-3, lurking in the doorway of B, p/etends to be B and receipts for a package 
delivered by messenger 1278b 

B and B-4 

Simulation 

(4) B sends newspaper clippings regarding a celebrity, B-4, to the home folks, and 
pretends that she is B-4 under a stage (or pen) name 1203 

B andB'S 

Simulation 



B andB-7 

Personal Limitations 

B sends a telegram to her maid, B-7, to "come at once" 1136 

BandB-8 

Married Life 

B bears a close physical resemblance to B-8 456 
Mistaken Judgment 

(2-3) B places an identifying mark on the door of her hotel room. The mark is 
changed in an unusual manner to another door; and B-8, occupant of the other 
room, is found to have been murdered 792b 

Simulation 

(4) B hires B-8, a woman who has not long to live, to take her name 1204 
(9) B-8 dies and is buried as B 1201 



248 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

BandAUX 

Simulation 

(4) B, traveling alone, invents a fictitious aunt, AUX, as a chaperone 1158 

BandX 

Love's Misadventures 

B, thinking a symbol of lost love, X, has a magic power of its own, seeks to re- 
gain love by wearing the symbol 89 

(4) B, in order to be free of unwelcome lovers, invents a mechanical figure, X, which 
she pretends is her husband 84a 

Misfortune 

(1) B, owing to financial difficulties, has been compelled to pawn an object, X, dearly 

prized 739 
(1) B is unable to redeem an object, X, necessary to her happiness, which she has 

pawned 739 

Mistaken Judgment 

(1) B, poor, borrows a supposedly valuable object, X, an- lOses it 767 

(5) B, borrowing a supposedly valuable object, X, and losing it, labors for years 
to earn the money with which to replace X ; only to discover that X was a counter- 
feit and of little worth 767 

Mystery 

B buys an object, X, in a pawnshop 1384 
(1) B loses her handbag, X, which contains the key to her jewel box 1446a 
(13) B finds her lost handbag, X, and the key to her jewel box is in the bag — but the 

jewels in the jewel box are missing 1446a 

Revelation 

B finds an old notebook, X, which contains the record of a dishonest transaction 
1459 
(2-3-7) B finds an old notebook, X, which contains information that has an import- 
ant bearing on some of her plans 1459 

B, B'4 and X 

Helpfulness 

B, in charge of a booth at a charity ba/.aar, seeks to prevent B-4 from buying a 
certain object, X, on which she seems to have set her heart 849 

Craftiness 

(9) B prevents a stranger, B-4, from buying an article, X, which B is convinced would 
bring her onlv misfortune, by tying to X a ticket labeled "sold" 1245 

B and M-B 

Love's Beginnings 

B, daughter of M-B, a widow, desperately opposes, and for very good reasons, 
M-B's intention to marry again 33 

Love's Rejection 

(1) B's mother, M-B, is determined that B shall marry wealth; so, rejecting the man 
she loves, who is poor, to marry the man she does not love, who is rich, B is plung- 
ed into unhappiness 341 



249 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

B and M-B 

Misfortune 

B's mother. M-B, is a widow in poor health 659 

M-B's life hangs on a change of climate, but she and her daughter, B, are penniless 

659 

B is desperately determined to do something, anything, to help her mother M-B 

659 

B's mother, M-B,, is a drug addict 668 

B's mother, M-B, is subject to recurring periods of temporary insanity 670 
(1) B makes a heavy personal sacrifise in order to help her mother, M-B, hide from 

the world a terrible secret 668 
(1) B is a strange, wild creature, marked at birth by an unfortunate experience of 

her mother, M-B's 7-40 
(4) B helps her mother, M-B, hide from the world a fateful secret 670 

Mistaken Judgment 

B's mother, M-B, is a widpw in desperate misfortune 785 

B's mother, M-B, is planning a move which B knows will have unhappy con- 
sequences, but B cannot persuade M-B against it 785 

Deliverance 

B's roother, M-B, is in straitened circumstances and estranged from B 886 
(10) B's mother, M-B, inherits a large sum of money unexpectedly, and becomes re- 
conciled with B, from whom she was estranged 886 

Idealism 

B's mother, M-B, cherishes the fixed desire to give B a good education 978 
B and her mother, M-B, are penniless, and B has to work to support the two 
of them 978 
(7) B is compelled to challenge the value of her ideals when she sees her mother. 
M-B, pursuing them 931 

Obligation 

B's mother, M-B, denies herself the necessities of life in fulfilling her duty to 
educate B 996 

Craftiness 

B, daughter of M-B, falling into error, conducts herself unwisely and scorns 
admonition 1246 
(12) B's mother, M-B, copies B's foolish conduct, thus giving B a visible demonstra- 
tion of its absurdity 1246 

B and SR-B 

Misfortune 

B is compelled to live with a sister, SR-B 678 
(?) B rebels against the tyranny and selfishness of her sister, SR-B. which makes 
B's life miserable 678 

B and D-B 

Personal Limitations 

(14) B, over the dead body of her daughter, D-B, experiences a psychic revelation 
that transforms her whole character 1069 

Simulation 

(4) B, in order to avoid slander and evil gossip and protect a daughter, D-B, who 
is about to marry a man of wealth and social position, seeks to hush up a possible 
scandal in her own life 1151 



250 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B 

Love's Beginnings 

A, poor, is in love with wealthy and aristocratic B la 
A, of humble birth, falls in love with aristocratic B lb 
A, elderly, is in love with youthful B Id 

A is in love with B; and B is devoted to scientific pursuits If 
A falls in love with romantic B Ig 

A quarrels with his sweetheart, B, and fears he is losing her love Ih 
A, a poor clerk financing a "fling" in high society meets "wealthy" and "aristo- 
cratic" B 2a 

A, a fugitive from the law and using a fictitious name, falls in love with B 2b 
A, craftily engaged in a secret enterprise, falls in love with B, who has also em- 
barked upon a crafty enterprise 2b 

A, disguised as a city "tough," meets B, and they fall in love 2c 
A is mistaken by B for A-8 2d 

B has corresponded with A-8 but has never seen him 2d 

B, while posing as a shop girl, meets A, and they fall in love 2e 

B, poor and humble but pretending to be wealthy and aristocratic, meets "rich" 

and "influential" A, and they fall in love 2f 

B, poor, but pretending to be a wealthy aristocrat, meets A, apparently rich and 

influential, and they fall in love 2g 

B, a criminal in disguise, meets A, and they fall in love 2h 

A is a judge, and B is a fugitive from justice, posing as a woman of wealth and 

fashion 3a 

A, seeking to uncover duplicity, falls in love with B, supposed to be guilty of the 

duplicity 4a 

A, in a spirit of altruism, restores property to a stranger, B, — and falls in love 
with her 4b 

B, who has long desired to know A, picks up a purse he has dropped and restores 
it. A and B fall in love 6a 

B finds a lost brief case belonging to A, a judge, and restores it to him; and the 

acquaintance, thus begun, ripens into love 6b 

A is in love with B, and fears his affair is hopeless 7b 

A, in order to prosper his love affair with B, secures a love philtre from a Seventh 
Son of a Seventh Son — a philtre that is guaranteed to bring him the love of 
B 7b 

A and B, young and single, enter into a business partnership 9b 
B is a crirninal, and A is the detective who has arrested her 10a 

B, a criminal arrested by A, a detective, brings her charms to beai upon A in 
the hope of effecting her escape 10a 

B, poor and in great misfortune, is befriended by wealthy A 10b 
B, poor, seeks to win the love of wealthy A 10b 
B makes love to A in an attempt to escape misfortune 10c 
B, who is unworthy, finds that she has won the love of wrothy A lie 
A and B, each secretly, suppose themselves transgressors of the law 12a 
B, an "inferior" person, falls in love with A, a "superior" person; and A's ap- 
parent love for B gives her the power to bear patiently the misfortunes of her 
humble estate 13b 

B, almost overwhelmed by misfortune, meets A, and they fall in love 14a 
B, helpiess and in misfortune, meets a stranger. A, and they fall in love 14b 
B, an attractive young widow, meets A, an equally attractive young widower 14c 
B, plain and humble working girl, falls in love with A 15a 
A does not dream that humble B is in love with him 15b 

A, a detective, has arrested B, a criminal, and is returning her to the scene of 
her crime for trail and punishment 16a 

A and B, while engaged in a commercial transaction, fall in love 20a 
A and B are mutually involved in a snare of indirection; nevertheless, they are 
drawn to each other and fall in love 20b 

A and B, during their meetings as lawyer and client, fall in love 20c 
A meets B and thinks she is a transgressor; and b, on her part, thinks A is a trans- 
gressor 21 

A and B, each thinking the other is a transgressor, nevertheless fall in love 21 
A, a woman hater, falls in love with B 22a 

A, wealthy, and of high social position, falls in love with humble B 23d 
A, attracted by the loveliness of B, loses his heart to her 24b 



251 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B — Love's Beginnings, Cont'd 

A sees a pnotograph of B, a woman he does not know 24c 

A, hearing of the character and charms of B, a woman he does not know, falls in 

love with her and resolves to win her in marriage 24d 

A, of an inordinately romantic temperament, sees the hand of B; and, because 

of the hand's shapeliness and beauty, falls in love with the owner, B 24e 

A, falling in love with B, whom he does not know, seeks an introduction 25 _ 
A and B have never seen each other; but they correspond, and through their 
correspondence become betrothed 26b 

B, unworthy, wins the love of worthy A, and tense complications result 27 
B, a stenographer, is in love with A, junior partner of the firm employing her 30 
B, humble and self-effacing, worships A, her love alone seeming a sufficient re- 
ward of happiness 34 

(1) A and B, supposing themselves fugitives from the law, meet in a foreign country 

and fall in love 12a 
(1) A, unmarried, and B, married, are shipwrecked and cast away on a desert island 

12b 
(1) A, under threat of being disinherited, is ordered to commit an act that will prove 

a grievous injury to a near relative of B's, the woman he loves. A refuses 19b 
(1) A meets B while engaged in an enterprise of indirection, and clever B finds a flaw 

in his explanations; B, also, is entangled in a snare of indirection, and A's sus- 
picions are aroused 20b 
(1) A has an experience with B which causes him to become a woman hater 22b 
(4) A, poor, in love with wealthy B, pretends to be a man of wealth la 
(4) A, of humble birth, in love with aristocratic B, pretends to be a man of high social 

standing lb 
(4) A, elderly, in love with youthful B, seeks to forward his love affair by simulating 

youth Id 
(4) A, a crook, outlaw, gambler, pretends to be an honest man in order to forward 

his love affair with B le 
(4) A, in love with romantic B, pretends to be a hero Ig 

(4) A, fearing he is losing the love of B, pretends to take poison with suicidal intent Ih 
(4) A, falling in love with B, pretends that he is A-8 2d 
(4) A, a judge, falls in love with B, a criminal 3a 
(4) A, a detective, falls in love with B, a criminal he has arrested and is returning 

to the scene of her crime for trial and punishment 3b 
(4) A and B, both single, craftily agree to ban love in their associations 9a 
(4) A and B, entering .nto a business partnership, ban love with every legal device 9b 
(4) B, middle-aged, and A, a youth, are in love with each other lib 37 
(4) B, plain and humble "slavey", secretly adores A lob 

(4) A, a detective, falls in love with B, a criminal, whom he has arrested 16a 
(4) A, unmarried, and B, married, thrown together in a solitary and lonely environ- 
ment, fall in love 17a 
(4) B, an "inferior" person, falls in love with A, a "superior" person, and seeks to 

win him in marriage 23a 
(4) B, of an inferi9r race, falls in love with A, of a superior race 23b 
(4) A, of an inferior race, falls in love with B, of a superior race 23c 
(4) A loses his heart to B, a woman he does not know, and wishes to marry her 24a 
(4) A, studying a photograph of unknown B, falls in love with her 24c 
(4) B, very ill and under the doctor's care, fancies herself in love with the doctor, A 

28a 
(4) B, undergoing misfortune with A, fancies herself in love with him 28b 
(4) B knows nothing of A, having fallen in love with him at "first sight" 29 
(4) B, rescued from an accident by A, whom she does not know, falls in love with 

him 31 
(7) A, unmarried, and B, married, fall in love when B supposes A to be her ideal. 

And then B makes a discovery 12b 
(7) B, a widow, and A, a widower, meet in a cemetery where each comes with flowers 

for his and her lost spouse — and they fall in love 14c 

(7) A, although he has taken vows that proscribe the love of woman, nevertheless 
falls in love with B 16b 

(8) B, winning the love of A, finds the courage to bear patiently with her hardships 
14a 

(9) B considers A too perfect for married happiness; so A assumes a "hard-boiled" 
character in order to prove that he is not so perfect as he seems Ic 

(9) A recovers property belonging to an unknown woman, B 4b 



252 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B — Love's Beginnings, Conc'd 

(10) A, in love with B, finds that B considers him too perfect for married happiness Ic 

(10) A and B, engaging in an enterprise, mutually covenant and agree to ban love; 
but love enters into their little scheme in spite of their platonic notions 9a 

(14) B hires A as foreman on her ranoh, and he promises to keep his place and not 
make love to her; but B falls in love with him, and is presently glad to learn 
that A's sole purpose in taking the job of foreman was to win her love 9c 

(14) A is a woman hater, but he is rendered a service by B which causes him to re- 
vise his opinions of the opposite sex 22a 

Love's Misadventures 

A encounters disappointment in love when B fails to answer a note he sent her 40b 
A has promised B, the woman he loves, that he will give up a practice which B 
considers discreditable 41b 

A meets B, his love of other days, and is surprised to find that his success in dis- 
tant lands has no charm for her that is not discounted by the meager opportunities 
of the home country 46 

A asks that B allow herself to be hypnotized in order that he may learn where 
buried treasure has been concealed 47a 

A and B, lovers, meet with tragic misfortune but escape death 49 
A thinks B has merely gone away for a time, and spends years in a vain search 
for her 53 

A, investigating a psychic mystery, falls in love with B 54b 
A, his love rejected by B, revenges himself by cutting off B's long hair 66a 

A, elderly, wealthy, is in love with youthful B 67 

A seeks by a stratagem to discover the sincerity of B's professed love for him 67 

A's family is at war with B's family; and A, in love with B, disguises his identity 

when calling on B 70 

B disguises herself and meets A, the man she loves, as an Unknown 82a 

B seeks to d scover whether A really loves her 82a 

B resorts to simulation in order to discover whether A, the man she loves really 

loves her 82b 

B seeks to prove A's love for her by a stratagem 85b 

B deliberately manoeuvers herself and A into a compromising situation, and 

places the responsibility squarely upon A 85b 

B, in love with A, seeks to save A from disaster by shrewd enterprise 91 

B, seeking to prove whether or not A really loves her, has recourse to a stratagem 
93b 

A betrays B and does not marry her as he promised 96 

A, in love with B, seeks to save B, by secret enterprise and at any cost, from 
misfortune 97 

A believes that his sweetheart, B, is dead; and B, at a distance, learns of this 
mistaken belief on A's part 105 

A's little world seems to crumble about his ears when he fancies that his sweet- 
heart, B, is false to him 107 

A, sweetheart of B, is condemned to die for a transgression he did not commit 108 
A, in love with B, is promised her hand in marriage if he will successfully carry 
out a certain enterprise 110 

A, in love with B, struggles to accumulate enough money to be able to marry 113 
B informs A, the man she loves, that he will lose her love unless he overcomes his 
lack of enterprise and makes the determination to win his dominant trait 114 
B is in love with A; but, before she will promise to marry him, she stipulates 
that he must do big work, wonderfully big work 115 

B, in love with A, who is unfortunate and unenterprising, sees an opportunity 
for A to make great gain and influences him to take advantage of it 125a 

B, in love with A, who is forgetful and absent-minded, is asked by A to marry 
him. B tells A to call for his answer on a certain day at a certain hour. If he 
can remember to come, B is resolved to accept him 125b 
A believes that B will not marry him until he becomes wealthy 127a 
A believes that B will not marry him until he overcomes his personal limitations 
127b 

A and B are in love; but certain unhappy conditions prevent the cherished cul- 
mination of their romance 129 

A, if he carries out a certain obligation, will be unfaithful to B and will lose her 
love 132 



253 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B — Love's Misadventures, Cont'd 

A loves B, and is compelled to stand helplessly by while B undertakes a dangerous 
enterprise 133 

A, and the woman he loves, B, are lost in the woods; and it is evident that they 
will have to remain in the woods all night ISia 

B, in love with A, has worn A's engagement ring for years 141 

B, in the hands of enemies of A, is being forced to do their bidding by threats of 
violence against A, the man she loves 144 

B shares with her sweetheart. A, an important secret which, if revealed, would 
bring misfortune to B 147 

A, in love with B, has a valuable gift sent to B by a jeweler 153 

B, in love with A, is uncertain of A's affections 162a 

B learns that her lover, A, has fallen into desperate misfortune 163 

B loses her watch (or a locket) and has her lovers search for it. The picture of 

A, the lover B favors, is in the watch 165 

B wore a certain ornament when hsr false lover. A, propeed to her. She has an 

odd conviction that the same misfortune will befall any other woman who wears 

the ornament 173 

B promises A that she will marry him if he will successfully carry out a difficult 

enterprise 176c 

A, by mental telepathy, becomes aware of a terrible danger threatening B, the 

woman he loves 179a 

A, at a long distance from B, and in a lonely country, hears an agonized call from 

his sweetheart over the phone 179b 

A has a clairvoyant vision apprising him of danger that threatens his sweet- 
heart, B 179c 
(1) A presents his sweetheart, B, with a gift which brings about an unpleasant com- 
plication 40a 
(1) A is so absorbed in his love affair with B that it has a disastrous effect on his 

business enterprises 44b 
(1) A hypnotizes B, and B dies of psychic shock 47a 
(1) A and B, lovers, escaping death in a tragic misfortune, each believes the other 

has perished 49 
(1) A's pretentions accepted, it develops that the person he is impersonating has 

a wife, who immediately claims A as her husband 50 
(1) A loves B; and, when A confesses to B that he once committed a murder, B's 

health declines and she worries herself into her grave 51a 
(1) A confesses to B that he once committed a transgression, and the result of the 

confession proves disastrous olb 
(1) A, a fugitive from justice, hiding in the bush, through error shoots and kills B, 

his sweetheart, when he hears some one approaching his hiding place 52a 
(1) A really loves B, although he has taken vows that prohibit love for woman. A 

lives to regret his vows 55 
(1) B is abandoned by A, the man with whom she eloped 60 
(1) A, in love with B and thinking B has committed a crime, declares to the police 

that he committed the crime himself 69 
(1) B suffers remorse after rejecting A's love 124 
(1) A is on his way to marry B, and has only a few hours before the ceremony. He 

meets with misfortune 130 
(1) A, and B with whom A is in love, find themselves trapped in a ruinous old house 

from which escape seems impossible. Night is coming on, and B accuses A of 

seeking to compromise her so he may win her in marriage 134b 
(1) B, in love with A, discovers that A no longer loves her, although he is willing 

to marry her as he has promised 142 
(1) A sends a gift to B; through error, or by evil intent, packages are transposed; 

and the gift received by B as from A very nearly proves disastrous to A's love 

affair 153 

(1) A, planning to meet B at a country church where they are to be secretly married, 
becomes lost in a storm and does not reach the church until B, and all the others, 
have left 154a 

(1-7) A, a pretender, in love with B, secretly discovers B making fun of his preten- 
sions; he retires from the scene in disgust, hurt and indignant, and gives B up 156 

(2) B will lose her lover. A, if she allows A to proceed with an enterprise instigated 
by herself. To avoid losing A, B defeats the enterprise by making a confession 
95 

(2) A proposes marriage to B and is accepted 181a 



254 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B— Love's Misadventures, Cont'd 

A, in love with B, refuses the wise counsel of B in business affairs and an estrange- 
ment results 41a 

A, yielding to temptation, proves false to a promise he made his sweetheart, B, 
and an estrangement follows 41b 

A persists in taking measures against one of the family of B, A's sweetheart, in 
spite of the protests of B. An estrangement results 41c 

A discovers that B, unhappily married, is — innocenly on his own part — in love 
with him 45a 

A persuades his sweetheart, B, to assume a fictitious character for the purpose 
of acquiring gain by transgression — with unhappy results for both of them 47b 
A, in love with B, impersonates another person at B's instigation 50 

A, seeking to benefit B, undertakes an enterprise which results disastrously 52b 
A loves B; B dies, and A becomes demented through grief 53 

B. aristocratic, wealthy, romantic, falls in love with A, a designing rogue mas- 
querading as a person of "quality" 59 

B, in love with A, makes A a gift which, she mistakenly thinks, will forward their 
mutual happiness 63 

B is persuaded into a secret marriage with A, the man she loves 64 
A, his love rejected by B seeks revenge on the sex by becoming a heartbreaker 
and a betrayer 66b 

A, his love rejected by B, seeks revenge by making love to eligible, wealthy women 
and getting money from them 66c 

B, in love with A, treats A harshly in an attempt to arouse his anger and spur 
him into proving his abilities 85a 

B disguises herself as a boy in order to be near A, whom she secretly adores 87 
B elopes with A, who promised her a theatrical engagement 90a 
A and B, both unmarried, enter into a business association. They covenant and 
agree that love between them shall be taboo 99 

A. in love with B, is determined to see B, although the determination will surely 
involve him in misfortune unless he resorts to crafty enterprise 100 

B, sweetheart of A, persuades A to seek wealth by transgression 126 
A is so much in love with B that his business languishes and he devotes all his 
time to courtship 131 
A, because of his romantic surroundings, imagines himself in love with B 148 

A, a widower, elderly, wealthy, temporarily bewitched by the vernal season, 
imagines himself in love with B, a servant of his own household 149 

B, seeking to make a test of her lover's devotion, capriciously plunges into danger 
to see if he will follow her 176b 

B, seeking to make a test of her lover's devotion, capriciously sends him into 
desperate danger 176a 

A is in love with B. One evening, as usual, A calls to see B; but where her beauti- 
ful home has stood, no later than the evening before, there is now only an ancient, 
time-stained tomb — the tomb of B, who had died a hundred years before A was 
born 54a 

A, fancying himself in love with B, corrects the error when his fancy is discredited 
151 

A, whom B favors but who does not love her, seeks B out and bluntly tells her of 
her egotistical self-deception 65 

A loses wealth by marrying B against the wishes of a rich relative, who disin- 
herits him 116 

B is older than A and feels that it will be unjust to permit A to marry her, although 
she dearly loves him 124 

A loses his sweetheart, B, loses his liberty on a false charge, escapes prison and 
survives shipwreck, at last to reach the island where great treasure is buried. 
And he recovers the tresure 109 

B, estranged from her lover. A, whom she dearly loves, sends a telegram to an- 
other person and unconsciously puts A's name and address at the top of it 172 

(9) A rescues B from an accident 181a 

(10) A, kind to humble B and considering her merely as a friend, is amazed to learn 
that she is in love with him 45b 

(10) B, apparently in her early twenties, is dazzlingly beautiful; but she is really very 
old, and in her case the ravages of time were stayed in early youth by a psychic 
shock. A's love dissolves the spell; and, under A's eyes, B ages and her beauty 
fades 54b 

(10) B, in male attire, is suddenly revealed to A, the man she loves, in her true sex 61 



255 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B — Love's Misadventures, Conc'd 

(10) A and B, associating in platonic friendship, find that love will not be denied 140 

(12) A wronged B, the woman he loved, but secretly; and A craftily retains his own 

high place in society while leaving B to bear the heartache and shame alone 68 

(12) A is one of the "idle rich," who craftily retains his own high place in society in 
spite of the fact that he has secretly betrayed a young woman, B 98 

(13) B, in love with A, discovers that A, Narcissus like, is in love with A 42b 

(14) A, a crabbed, disagreeable person, falls in love with B and, under the inspira- 
tion of love, his character undergoes a transformation 106 

(14) A, discovering that B is still true to him, undergoes a character transforma- 
tion; pep, persistency, and eloquence return and lead him to success and hap- 
piness 107 

(14) A is a youth who is "wild" and hard to manage; he falls in love with B, and his 
character is transformed 152a 

Marriage Proposal 

A is in love with B and is determined to ask her to marry him, but B is so closely 

guarded that A is in despair because of his lack of opportunity 185 

A seeks by subtlity to make an opportunity to ask B to marry him 185 

A, in love with B and wishing to propose marriage, finds it impossible because 
B is so busy he can never find her alone. He seeks to make an opportunity by 
stratagem 187 

B, impelled by an unusual motive, agrees to marry A if she loses to him in a cer- 
tain contest of skill 188a 

B has the ability to defeat A in a certain contest if she so desires 188a 

B, about to commit suicide, is restrained by a stranger, A. A is informed by B 

that life is too bitter, since there is no name for her unborn child 188b 

B, asked by A to marry him, wants a little more light on A's character before 

making up her mind 189 

B challenges A to a contest of skill, her acceptance or rejection to be determined 

by the result 189 

A, because of timidity, is unable to ask B's hand in marriage 196 

A, fearing that B will refuse him, finds it impossible to propose marriage 201 

A, in love with B, has reasons for not proposing marriage 202 

A and B, in love, are each too diffident to make an avowal to the other 203 

A asks B to marry him and forgets that he has done so 204 

(1) A, of a proud old Southern family, impoverished in fortune, feels that he can- 
not ask wealthy B, with whom he is in love, to marry him 198 

(1) A is poor and crippled, and his pride will not suffer him to ask B, the woman he 
loves, to marry him 199 

(4) B, not in love with A, for certain reasons proposes to A, not in love with B 
190 

(4) A, lacking courage to propose to B face to face, proposes over the telephone 192a 

(4) A, in Ipve with B and eager to win her in marriage, procrastinates as a matter 
of habit in making the marriage proposal 200 

(5) A, threatened with death by savages, is offered his life by B, the ruler of the 
tribe, if he will marry her 197 

(8) A, in order to rescue B, who is ill and without funds, pretends to be in love with 
her and proposes marriage 186 

(8) A, a stranger, offers to marry B and so save her from a crowning disgrace 188b 

(9) A, seeking desperately his chance to propose marriage to B, rescues her from 
drowning and proposes while they are clinging to an overturned boat 191 

(9) B, thinking A loves her and lacks the courage to make an avowal, proposes mar- 
riage to him after_ he has rescued her from a tragic accident 19-ia 

(10) B takes the opposite meaning of an ambiguous sentence and accepts A's state- 
ment as a proposal of marriage 184 

Love's Rejection 

A, winning the love of B in his youth, and casting it aside, goes searching for it 

in later years 205 

A, although he loves B, is a conceited person 218a 

A, in love with B, becomes estranged from B through mistaken judgment 222a 

B, the woman A loves, proves false to him; and A fears B will reveal a secret 
which will cause him trouble if it becomes known 224 

B wears a rose in her hair to reveal her love for A, as A requested 228 



256 

Classification by PLOT TO Character Symbols 

A and. B — Love's Rejection, Cont'd 

A, impelled by an unusual motive, pretends to fall in love with B 230 

A is an aristocrat; and B, the woman he loves, is a "daughter of the people" and 

hates the aristocracy 232 

A loves B and would like to marry her, but B considers A a weakling and keeps 

him dangling 234a 

B meets A clandestinely 240 

A fights against the blandishments of B, a morally inferior woman who is in 

love with him 244 

A, in love with B, of an inferior race, seeks to abandon B secretly in order to 

uphold a lofty conception of duty 246a 

B is in love with A, but A avoids women, believing them all to be tempters of 

Satan 250 ^ _ 

B refuses A's offer of marriage because she feels that he is too model a man for 

her to be happy with 252a 

B refuses A's offer of marriage because she feels that he is so absent-minded 

he might forget he had married her 252b 

A, falls in love with B; but love, in A's case, is a transgression 257a 

A. absent-minded, forgets that B has rejected his love and continues to pay court 

to».her 2651? 

A, poor, in love with B, suddenly puts forth a great effort and secures a large 

sum of money 281c 

B loves, and is beloved by. A, a man who is poor but of admirable character; 

but B, accustomed to luxury, shrinks from the idea of poverty, even with love 

291 

A considers B the acme of womanly perfection 292 

A considers B the acme of womanly perfection; yet B, on the contrary, is a woman 

of doubtful character 292 

A is an aristocrat; and B, the woman he loves, is a "daughter of the people" and 

hates the aristocracy 293 

A, if he marries B, the woman he loves, will be disinherited 302 

A's love for B encounters an obstacle 303 

A is resolved to marry B, but relentless duty stands in the way _ 304 

B's rejected lover, A, spreads the report that there is negro blood in B's veins 305 

A, in love with B and about to marry her, is detained and does not reach B's 

house in time for the wedding 314 

A, when B fails to keep a tryst with him, considers the failure a rejection of his 

love 316 

A, in love with B, thinks B is a confirmed coquette, and is merely playing with 

him 320 

A, in love with B, finds her unresponsive, reserved and distant 322a 

B advises A to go away somewhere and try to develop the generous side of his 

character 322b 

B loves A, but A, apparently, does not return her love 327a 

B believed that her lover. A, was what he seemed to be, poor and humble; but 

he reveals himself as a man of wealth and station, incognito 336b 
(1) A suffers remose for telling B that he was married when he was not 207 
(1) A did not think that he loved B, but later finds that he does 207 
(1) B awakens her lover A from his apathy by arousing his ambition to get ahead 

in the world — which results in disaster to her love 225 
(1) B wears a lose in her hair to reveal her love for A; but the rose, unnoticed by B, 

falls from its place; and when A sees her, he turns without a word and goes away 

228 
(1-7) B, of an inferior race, in seeking to win the love of A, of a superior race, learns 

how hopeless is the task of challenging racial conventions 229 
(1) A pretends to fall in love with B, and ends his make-believe by really falling in 

love 230 
(1) A is in love with B, and they are to be married; but A leaves town mysteriously, 

no one knows what has become of him, and he does not return until after the 

time set for the wedding 233 
(1) B, in love with A, rejects his love because she thinks him a man of evil mystery 

249 
(1) A, with a taint of negro blood in his veins — known only to himself — loves, and 

is beloved by B, a white girl 255 
(1) A loves B, but is estranged from her because he is so absent-minded and forgetful; 

he writes B a letter, assuring her that he has cured himself of his great failing — 

and forgets to post the letter 260b 



257 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbol 

A and B — Love's Rejection, Cont'd 

(1) B, in desperation and out of her great love, proposes marriage to A and is re- 
jected 264 

(1) A and B are in love; but A realizes that if he, of an inferior race, should marry 
B, of a superior race, the result would be disastrous to both of them 271 

(1) B suffers persecution and sorrow by falling in love with A, who is married but 
unable to tell her that he is married 278 

(1) A finds that he cannot do justice to his chosen career if he marries B, the woman 
he loves 287 _ _ 

(1) A is the presiding magistrate at the trial for murder of B, the woman he loves 
297 . 

(1) B and A are in love; but B, unknown to A, is already married 309 

(1) A's love is rejected by B; and A, in an effort to forget, buries himself in an iso- 
lated part of the country 315 

(1) A tries philosophically to make the best of fate when B, the woman he loves, 
refuses him 321a 

(1) A's love is rejected by B because, as she frankly tells him, he is hard-hearted and 
has made money his god 322b 

(1) B, of alien blood and inferior race, is abandoned by A, the white man with whom 
she is in love 323 

(1) B loves A; and A, who is kind to B but not in love with her, does not even sus- 
pect that he is the object of her affections 327b 

(1) A's profession is a hazardous one, and B considers this fact an obstacle to their 
marriage 334a 

(1) A, in love with B, discovers that B's desire for a "career" is an obstacle to their 
marriage 335 

(1) B, who considered A poor and humble, discovers that he is a man of wealth and 
station; and, oddly enough, in B's mind A's deception outbalances the wealth 
and rank, and she makes his high estate an obstacle to their love 336b 

(4) A is pledged by B, the woman he loves, to undertake an enterprise that will 
bring him serious misfortune 212a 

(4) B pledges A to an enterprise which, unknown to B, will bring him serious mis- 
fortune 212a 

(4) A, an aristocrat, in love with a working girl, B, pretends to be a toiler 232 

(4) A, in order to prove his "courage" to B, stages a mock rescue 234a 

(4) B, poor, would like to marry wealthy A, whom she does not love, for the freedom 
from care his rnoney would give her 239 

(4) A betrays B, thinking mistakenly that there is no one to take her part and avenge 
the wrong 247 

(4) B is loved by wealthy A. B does not love A, but, for certain reasons, she yields 
to his importunities and marries him 253 

(4) A falls in love with B, after taking vows that forbid marriage, or love for woman 
272 

(4) A and B, their families at enmity, fall in love with each other 275 

(4) B, unmarried, falls in love with A, married 279 _ 

(4) B, a Polynesian woman, challenges racial conventions by falling in love with A, 
a white man 331 

(4) B, of alien blood and inferior race, seeks to marry A, the Caucasian with whom 
she is in love 332 

(5) A, when B, the woman he loves, refuses to marry him, becomes blase and cynical, 
a misogynist; reckless, "goes to the dogs" or loses his mental balance in other 
ways; or seeks to forget his unhappiness by indulging in a love for adventure 259 

(5) B, influenced by an anonymous communication, breaks her engagement to marry 

A 262a 
(7) B, finding her supposed ideal lover, discovers that he has "feet of clay" like 

all the others 226 

(7) A, discovering that he is not a fugitive from justice r.s he had supposed, returns 
to his native country, secretly abandoning B, for whom he had declared his love 
while thinking himself a transgressor 237 

(8) A, having carried out successfully an enterprise instigated by capricious B, re- 
nounces her love 212b 

(8) A, recognizing a relentless obligation, renounces B, with whom he is deeply in 

love 248 
(8) B, although she loves A, realizes that she is not the intellectual equal of A, and 

that their marriage would prove a hindrance to him 254 
(8) B refuses marriage with A, the man she loves, because of an obligation 268 



258 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B — Love's Rejection, Conc'd 

(8) B sacrifices happiness when, faithful to an obligation, she refuses rnarriage with 

A, the man she loves. Her sacrifice, in time, brings the consolation of spirit- 
ual joy for a hard duty nobly done 268 

(8) A, because he fears he has inherited the evil traits of an ancestor, dares not ask 

B, the woman he loves, to marry him 288 • 

(8) A, in love with B and engaged to marry her, has almost wrecked his life with 
dissipation and feels that he should give B up 289 

(10) A, in love with B, discovers that B is a confirmed coquette and is merely play- 
ing with him 208 

(10) A, under abnormal conditions, falls in love with B; on returning to normal con- 
ditions, he sees B as she really is, and his love fades 210 

(10) A, who has long cherished B in his heart as the loveliest and most perfect of her 
sex, returns home after a long absence and discovers that B has become an im- 
moral character 211 

(10) B, in love with A, receives an unsigned letter in which the writer states that she 
is the wife of A by a secret marriage, and asks B to use her influence in persuad- 
ing A to return to her 262c 

(10) B, in love with A, receives an unsigned letter in which the writer states that 
she is the mistress of A and begs B not to take _A away from her 262b 

(10) B, compelled by circumstances to be a companion of A in an isolated place, al- 
ters her rosy views of love and marriage when she discovers, through A, the sel- 
fishness of men 307 

(10) B breaks her engagement to marry A because she feels unequal to the respon- 
sibilities of married life 310 

(10) A, prevented by circumstances from marrying B as planned, discovers the un- 
worthiness of B and decides not to marry her at all 314 

(12) B loves A with all her heart, but refuses his proposal of marriage 326 

Marriage 

A's gift to his sweetheart, B, is returned by B to A on account of a lover's quar- 
rel 349. 

A, enacting the role of a servant, rescues B from accident by heroic bravery not 
at all in the manner of a menial 352a 

B, a working girl, discovers that her lover, A, is wealthy and only pretending 
to be a toiler 358 

A loves B, but is uncertain of her affections and is too timid to propose mar- 
riage 360b 
A proves false to B, the love of his youth 361b 

A, middle-aged, goes searching for B, the sweetheart of his earlier years 361b 
A and B are lovers, their families at enmity. A and B elope and are pursued 
by their rival kindred 362 

B, in love with A and estranged from him, after various misadventures discovers 
that A still loves her 364b 

A, with the help of B, overcomes an ignoble weakness 364d 

A refuses an inheritance because of a restriction that he must not marry; then 
he marries B 366 

B, a foundling, has a secret of her birth and parentage revealed to her by A. 
A rich estate awaits B's claim and proof of parentage 368b 

(1) B, capriciously sending her lover into desperate danger, drains the bitter cup 

of remorse 342 
(1) A is estranged from B, the woman he loves, because of a difference of opinion 

over a trivial matter 343 
(1) A is estranged from his sweetheart, B, and B refuses to return money A has given 

her to save for him 344 

(1) A and B, lovers, are innocently thrown into a compromising situation 351b 

(2) A discovers B was right, acknowledges his error, achieves a reconciliation, and 
presently they are married 343 

(2) A falls into misfortune; and his sweetheart, B, from whorn he is estranged, re- 
turns money she has been saving for him, effects a reconciliation, and their mar- 
riage follows 344 
(2) A, in order to win B, is compelled to confess his true rank and station 358 
(2) A and B, eloping and hotly pursued by their rival kindred, are suddenly plunged 
into terrible danger. A makes a heroic rescue of B under the very eyes of their 
anguished relatives 362 



259 

Classification by PLOT TO Character Symbols 

A and B — Marriage, Conc'd 

(2) A, with a taint of negroid blood in his veins, is in love with B, supposedly a white 
girl. He is about to give B up, when he discovers that B has also a taint of in- 
ferior blood 364c 

(4) A is sent into desperate danger by capricious B, on the very eve of their mar- 
riage 342 

(4) B has no lovers, but a "marriage of convenience" is arranged with A, on the 
understanding that it is to be secret, and that A is never to see B after the mar- 
riage 354b 

(4) A and B, not in love with each other, nevertheless marry because it seems the 
logical outcome of their long, friendly association 365a 

(4) A and B, unknown to each other, in a spirit of fun at a masquerade ball, go through 
with a supposedly mock marriage ceremony. It later appears that the marriage 
was legal 365b 

(4) B offers to marry A and, as his wife, help him to rebuild his wasted life 367a 

(4) B marries wealthy A, a man she does not love, in order that she may have money 
with which to help a parent who is in desperate need 368b 

(8) A, seeking to uphold a lofty conception of duty, secretly abandons B, a woman 
he loves dearly 3i7a 

(8) B, unworthy, wins the love of worthy A; and B, by pretending to be worthy, 
presently achieves worthiness 359 

(9) B, capable of winning a contest against her lover. A, deliberately suffers de- 
feat — because it has been agreed that she shall marry A if he wins 355 

(9) B could easily win a contest, but she deliberately allows herself to be defeated, 
thereby losing wealth, but winning in marriage poor A, the man she loves 356 

(9) B, knowing that her sweetheart. A, believes her to have perished in a tragic ac- 
cident, discovers by secret enterprise that A has remained true to her, reveals 
her identity, and they marry 357 

(9) B, having given A a Roland for his Oliver, reveals to A her own rank and sta- 
tion 358 

(9) A joyfully proposes to B and is accepted 360b 

(9) A finds B patiently waiting for him, and they marry 361b 

(9) Out of A's heroic rescue of B is born a reconciliation of opposing houses and 
married happiness for A and B 362 

(9) A revolts against opposing restrictions and achieves happiness in marriage with 
B 363 

(9) B, still loyal, returns to A and there is reconciliation and marriage 361a 

(9) A, B's loyal lover, working in secret, secures proof of B's unsullied lineage, and 
they marry 364a 

(9) A and B, estranged, become reconciled and marry 364b 

(9) A marries B 364c 

(9) A's gratitude to B blossoms into love; and when A is sure he has rehabilitated 
his character, he proposes marriage to B and is accepted 364d 

(9) B^ doubts A when he tells her he loves her; then, having convinced herself of 
A's love, B accepts him and they are married 367b 

(9) A, in love with B, is poor, and feels that he may not aspire to the hand of wealthy 
B; but B proposes marriage to A, and happiness is the result 368d 

Married Life 

A and B, married and devotedly in love with each other, are hasty and intol- 
erant 369 

B mourns over the mistaken belief that she has lost A's love 370 
A is suspected of haying murdered his wife, B 371 

A and B, devotedly in love with each other, through failure to understand each 
other's ideals, develop an incompatability which results in frequent quarrels 372 
A believed B was of an artistic nature 374 

A, after marriage, is sorely disappointed on discovering that B is indolent in the 
pursuit of a career 374 

A, husband of B, holds B in subjection 376 

A is a religious fanatic who makes B miserable with his petty domination 376 
B is devoted to A, and he owes much of his prosperity to her loyalty and shrewd 
advice 377a 

B, just divorced from A, falls heir to a large estate 377b 
A IS jealous of his wife, B 380 

A's wife. B, has a birthmark which mars her beauty 383 



260 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B — Married Life, Cont'd 

A, influenced by a birthmark which mars the beautiful features of his wife, grows 
discontented and his love begins to wane 383 
A, and his wife, B, have frequent and violent quarrels 385a 
A presents his wife, B, with a gift as a testimonial of his love 387 
A divorces B, then seeks a second marriage with her 388 

B's health was declining, and beauty fading, when A secured his divorce from 
her 588 

A believes he sees the apparition of his dead wife, B 392 

A, because of his memories, finds that his married happiness is not what it should 
be 393 

A, married to B, escapes from B on plausible pretexts and lives in a furnished 
room for a few days each month 394 

B discovers A's deceit, trails him, and learns how A is merely seeking home com- 
forts denied him by B 394 

A's wife, B, proves herself a termagant, and quarrels are frequent 395 
B fancies herself neglected by her husband, A 398a, b 
B is the sensible, devoted wife of A 399 

A, advised wisely by B, thinks B is jealous of his great abilities 399 
A and B are estranged from each other 399 

B's husband. A, has failed to return home, and B is worried about him 401 
B's husband. A, is brutal and tyrannical 403 

B, giving her husband. A, poison, flees before the poison has time to take effect 
403 

B is the second wife of A, a widower 405 

B is flogged by her husband. A, for a transgression she did not commit 407 

B, happily married to A, commits an indiscretion 411a 

B, wife of A, is annoyed by the little mannerisms of A — trifling banalities that 

so work on B's nerves that bitter quarrels result 412 

B marries A, a man much older than herself 413 ♦ 

A must have his abilities recognized by his wife, B, in order to be happy 419 

A leaves B to run their joint business enterprise alone, and goes to a distant 

place, knowing that his absence will cause B to discover his business worth 419 

A's wife, B, is a mystery woman 432b 

A, having secured B's money, grows tired of her 422b 

A tells B he is a criminal and will shortly be arrested by the police 422b 

A induces B to enter into a suicide pact with him 422b 

A and B, man and wife, each secretly leaves home on the same day 423a 

A believes he has deserted B, and B believes she has deserted A 423a 

A and B, man and wife, are wealthy and socially popular 423b 

A and B are so occupied with social engagements that they have no time for 

the enjoyment of each other's society 423b 

A and B seek solitude where they can be alone together 423b 

A and B find the solitude they crave in a lonely environment _ 423b 

A, an artist, works secretly as a day laborer in order to help his wife, B, who is 

also an artist 424 

A tells B he is "realizing money on his art" 424 

A, married to B, is impelled by an unusual motive to furnish a smite of bachelor 

lodgings in another town. He does this unknown to B 427 

A ajid his wife, B, are artists. Their art does not prosper 428 

A, husband of B, is heavily in debt 430 

A, wealthy and desiring to be poor, has married B in order that she may spend 

his money 431 

A, married to B, seeks by secret enterprise to effect a change in unpleasant mat- 
rimonial conditions 432a 

A does not know B, and has not seen her since the day of their romantic mar- 
riage 432b 

A fears that he will be killed by some admirer of his wife, B's, so that the ad- 
mirer may marry B 436 

B, wife of A, is a drug addict 441 

B is forbidden by her husband. A, to do a certain thing 442 

B, ordered by her husband, A. not to do a certain thing, does it anyway, during 

A's absence from home 442 

B, wife of A, seeks desperately to escape disaster 445b 

B, wife of A, is guilty of an. indiscretion 446a 



261 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B — Married Life, Cont'd 

B seeks by secret enterprise to emancipate herself from fear of her husband, A 

452 

B believes she has killed her husband, A 453 

B's husband, A, married her under false pretenses 454 

B seeks by secret enterprise to be revenged upon her husband, A 454 

B marries A. B has property in her own name which, by a marriage settlement, 

is to descend to A if he outlives B 456 

A and B, just married, start by train on their honeymoon 458a 

A, finding the beauty of his wife, B, a source of danger to himself, seeks to avoid 

the danger by a stratagem 458b 

A, husband of B, is cruel and tyrannical 459 
A is deeply in love with his wife, B 461 

A revolts against the injustice he is compelled to suffer at the hands of his be- 
loved wife, B 463 
A is ill and about to die; B, his wife, could save him, but she will not 466b 

B, attempting to poison her husband. A, mistakes a bottle of harmless white 
powder for the poison and gives A some of its contents 468 

B, seeking to aid her husband. A, by secret enterprise, finds poverty a bar 469 

B seeks to escape from her tyrannical husband. A, by running away 470 

B falsely accuses her husband. A, of transgression 478 

B, wife of A, desperately ill, sends A for a doctor 480 

A, sent for a doctor by B, who is seriously ill, does not return — and he does not 

send the doctor 480 

A and B, man and wife, struggle to realize a cherished ideal 484a 

A, husband of B, is wealthy, cultured, and of high social standing 485 
A is estranged from his wife, B 487 

A marries B because he thinks she is poor 488a 

A begins divorce proceedings against his wife, B 489 

B is the wife of A and loves him devotedly 491a 

B, through foolish extravagance, brings A close to ruin 491b 
B's husband. A, loves her devotedly 492a 

B's husband. A, is a poor man 492b 

B loves jewels and fine clothes which her husband. A, is unable to give her 492b 

B, wife of A, is shallow, foolish and faithless 494 

A has recently lost his wife, B 497 

A seeks to find his deceased wife, B 498 

A and B, husband and wife, are estranged from each other 499a 

A is seeking a divorce from B 500a 

A, failing in business and almost a bankrupt, nevertheless marries B, a shrewd 
and thrifty woman 500b 

A receives a letter from B, calling him home 501 

B'supposes that her husband, A, is dead 502 

B's husband. A, is brutal and tyrannical 503a 

B seeks to win her husband, A, to a certain enterprise 604a 

B is the second v/ife of A 504b 

B thinks her husband. A, has committed a moral transgression 506a 

B, through false suspicion, is estranged from her husband, A 506a 

A, married to B, finds the necessity of supporting his wife and family a bar to 
cherished ambitions 511 

A, married to B, is compelled to lead a prosy, middle-class life, drab and mono- 
tonous 513 

A. married to prosy B, treasures in his heart of hearts dreams of knightly ex 
ploits and chivalrous adventures, himself the star of each performance 513 
A, husband of B, is discovered by honest and high-minded B to be planning a 
transgression that will work untold hardship to the public 517 
A learns that his wife, B, is in terrible danger 519a 

A, if he leaves his post of duty to save his wife, B, who is in terrible aanser, will 
sacrifice lives and property he is in duty bound to safeguard 519a 
A, over the phone, receives an agonized call from his wife, B, for help. B is in 
terrible danger 519b 

A, and his wife, B, find themselves face to face with starvation 522 
A, because of extreme poverty, finds it impossible to remember his wife, B, with 
a Christmas present 523 
A, husband of B, has a dangerously reckless passion for gambling in stocks 524 



"62 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B — Married Life, Cont'd 

A, husband of B, is a lawyer with trust funds in his possession; and B fears he 
will be tempted to use the trust funds for gambling purposes 524a 

A, elderly husband of youthful B, will die if a limb is not amputated 524b 

A struggles to carry out an obligation to his deceased wife, B, which he considers 

sacred 526 

A seeks to be loyal to his wife, B 527 

B, wife of A, is of alien blood and inferior race 527 

A is the husband 9f worthy B whom he does not love 528 

A dominates his wife, B, a nagger and a scold, by petty tyrannies, that are more 

masterful than any B has at her command 529b 

B, wife of A, refuses to live with A in a house beside which there is a mysterious 

grave 530 

B must have money in order to save her husband, A 532a 

A, husband of B, is desperately ill, and will die unless he can have a change of 
climate 532a 

B's long, beautiful tresses are greatly admired by her husband, A 532b 

B. A's tyrannical wife, goes out for the evening and orders A not to leave the 
house while she is away 533 

B is forbidden by her husband. A, to engage in a certain enterprise 534 

B engages in a certain enterprise which her husband, A condemns and forbids 

her to take part in 534 

A's wife, B, is murdered at a certain hour of the night 537 

A, husband of B, enroute to his home in the country, is caught in a storm and 

is out all night 538 

A, absent from home all night, finds, on reaching home in the morning, that his 

wife, B, is missing 538 

A, husband of B, is the victim of egotistical self-deception and thinks himself 
a great man 539a 

A believes that he is prevented from becoming famous by the jealously of his 

wife, B 539a 

B divorces A on the grounds of desertion 539b 

A labors under the mistaken belief that the altruism of his wife, B, is prompted 

by selfish motives 542 

B labors under the mistaken belief that her husband. A, receives all the praise 

for her own kindly acts 544 

B's husband. A, fails to return home. A blizzard is raging, and B fears that A 

has suffered misfortune in the storm 545 

B, wife of A, during A's absence, sees destruction threatening A's life work 546a 
B, homely, marries a blind man. A, who thinks her surpassingly beautiful 546b 
A dearly loves his wife, B; and her love, which he does not possess, is necessary 
to his happiness 547 

A is married to B, and his ideal is faithfulness 549 

B's husband, _A, is a tyrannical, churlish person whose dislike for his attractive 
wife inspires in his small mind a desire to persecute her 559 
A finds that a delusion regarding the apparition of his decea^^ed wife, B, is en- 
tangled with truth 560 

A, husband of B, receives each morning a mysterious communication regarding 
B 562 

A, estranged from his wife, B, whom he dearly loves, seeks a reconciliation 563a 
A marries B, a beautiful woman notorious for her vicious temper and scorpion 
tongue 563b 

A is deeply in love with his wife, B, a virago, and plans to transform her nature 

by a method of his own 563b 

A and B, man and wife, deplore the insincerity and the mercenary spirit of modern 

city life 563c 

A and B, man and wife, leave the city and search in the country for iheir ideal 

of what life should be 563c 

B, young and attractive, has lost her husband, A 564c 

B, a young and attractive widow, resolves to remain faithful to the memory o: 

her deceased husband. A, and never marry again 564a 

B cherishes the dear desire that her husband, A, shall become religiously inclined 

565 

B seeks to aid her husband, A, who is morose and discontented 566a 

B pretends to be a shoplifter, but has honestly purchased the goods which her 

horrified husband, A, finds in her possession 566b 



263 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B — Married Life, Cont'd 

A, married to B, discovers the unfaithfulness of B 568a 568c 
B's husband, A, mysteriously disappears, and B mourns for him as dead 572 
A, a toiler, tries to support his wife, B, and family by honest enterprise; but 
he is out of work, his wife ill and family in need 574a 

A, husband of B, is in dire financial straits 574b 

A becomes aware of the impending death of his wife, B 575 

A suffers overwhelming sorrow because of the death of his wife, B 576a 

B is convinced that all the misfortunes of herself and her husband. A, are due 

to A's irreligious nature 579a 

A's wife, B, i3 racially, morally and mentally A's inferior 579b 

B desires the love and consideration of her husband. A, which she delieves she 

has lost 581 

B, if discovered doing something she has in mind, will find herself at odds with 
her husband A 583a 

B, wife of A, is desperately in need of money for a certain purpose 583b, c 

B, wife of A, discovers in a secret place her obituary notice (written by A?), the 

date of demise alone left blank 584a 

B, wife of A, leaves home suddenly on important business while A is absent 585a 

B, wife of A, is a "butterfly of fashion" 585b 

B, wife of A, must have rich clothes and luxurious surroundings in order to be 

happy 585b 

B, fourth wife of A, discovers shortly after her marriage that A's other wives 

have all died suddenly and mysteriously 590 

B revolts against certain unpleasant conditions involving her husband, A 592 

B, undemonstrative in her affections, surprises her husband, A, and arouses his 

suspicion by bringing his breakfast to him in bed 594a 

B, wife of A, innocently commits a transgression 594d 
(1) A and B quarrel, and an estrangement results 369 
(1) A is so much older than B that, after their marriage, the discrepancy in their 

ages becomes the cause of quarrels and, finally, of estrangement 373 
(1) A marries B, thinking she is wealthy; after marriage, he discovers that B is not 

wealthy 377b 
(1) A, marrying a widow, B, discovers that he has "caught a tartar" and has wedded 

a domestic tyrfant 378 
(1) A suffers the loss of happiness in carrying out honorably a distasteful obligation 

to divorce his wife, B 379 
(1) A finds a note, somewhat ambiguously worded, which leads him to a wrong con- 
clusion regarding the conduct of his wife, B 381 
(1) B is mysteriously murdered and A, innocent, is suspected of the crime 385a 
(1) A finds B dead, slain by the gift he had presented to her 38"^ 
(1) A, through mistaken judgment, becomes estranged from his lovmg wife, B 391 
(1) A, struggling to overtake the fleeing apparition of his dead wife, B, falls from 

a cliff and meets his death 392 
(1) B learns that her supposed legal marriage to A was a farce 415 
(1) B is abandoned by A and left penniless and alone 415 

(1) B, wife of A, dies as the result of an enterprise undertaken for her supposed bene- 
fit 416 
(1) B, while too severely reprimanding her husband. A, bursts a blood vessel and 

expires 417 
(1) A lives unhappily with his wife, B 420 
(1) B, carrying out a suicide pact with A, kills herself. A does not kill himself, but 

craftily explains that B committed suicide 422b 
(1) A and B encounter dire misfortune. Each seeks some secret method of recoup- 
ing their joint finances 428 
(1) A, married to B, loses his identity 437 
(1) B is happily married to A 449 

(1) B, and her husband. A, have fallen upon evil days 455b 
(1) A and B, married, finding they cannot live happily together, agree on the secret 

and honorable expedient of living apart undivorced 457 
(1) B, the bride, seeks to escape annoying experiences when A, the groom, leaving 

the train to send a telegram, is left behind 458a 
(1) A and B, married, find themselves cast away among a strange, half -barbarian 

people 458b 
(1) A is estranged from his wife, B, whom he dearly loves 460 
(1) A is unhappy with his wife, B 462 



264 

Classification by PLOT TO Character Symbols 

A and B — Married Life, Cont'd 

(1) A's wife. B, dies 474 

(1) A finds himself under a weird psychic spell because of a birthmark on the face 

of his wife. B 475 
(1) B is accidentally killed by a series of manoeuvers set in motion by her husband, 

A 479 • 

(1) B is abandoned by A. her husband by a secret marriage 481 
(1) B is unable to prove her secret marriage to A; the marriage records disappear 

and the priest who performed the ceremony dies 481 
(1) B. wife of A. sees happiness and beauty in everything and evil in nothing until 

A accuses her of causing his downfall 482 
(1) B's bright outlook on life changes to one of darkness and despair when she is 

falsely accused of evil by her husband, A 482 
(1) B. wife of A. falls into misfortune 483a 
(1) A tries in vain to pay the debts incurred by his extravagant wife. B. whom he 

idolizes 484b 
(1) A. estranged from his wife, B. seeks a reconciliation, and then quarrels with B 

as to which of them caused the estrangement — and the estrangement continues 

487 
(1) A's wife. B, deserts him and obtains a divorce 496b 
(1) A dearly loves his wife, B. but B does not love him 499b 
(1) A and B are estranged and living apart, their married happiness in a sad tangle 

501 . . 

(1) A finds his marriage to B a bar to his contentment 508 
(1) A is unhappy in his rnarried life with B 510 
(1) A is unable to find a job and support his wife, B 522 
(1) A. deeply in love with his wife. B. is made defendant in divorce proceedings 

started by B 529a 
(1) A, husband of B. discovers that B is unfaithful 552a 
(1) A, husband of B, mysteriously disappears 572 

(1) A's sorrow over the death of his wife, B, culminiates in hallucination 576a 
(1) A, mistakenly supposing his beloved wife, B. is dead, kills himself 576b 
(1) B, discovering that her husband. A, is dead, commits suicide 576b 
(1) A suffers remorse and overwhelming sorrow — remorse for broken vows, and 

sorrow because of the death of his beloved wife. B 577 
(1) A, goaded by sorrow for the death of his beloved wi^e, B, goes into seclusion 577 
(1) B. wife of A, proves a hindrance to him socially and in a business way 579b 

(1) B, alone, helpless and in terrible danger, sends to her husband. A, a despairing 
call for aid 591 

(2) A. enlightened and transformed by the revelation of his error, returns humbly 
to his wife. B 391_ 

(2) A seeks to escape difficulties, restore property and be free of an unloved wife, 

B, all by secret enterprise 465 
(2) A's wife. B. from whom he is seeking a divorce, nurses him back to health 496a 
(2) A becomes reconciled with B when she murses him through a serious illness 500a 
(2) B so reorganizes and manages A's affairs that he becomes prosperous 500b 
(2) B loyally helps her huband. A, recoup his financial losses 505 
(2) B becomes reconciled with her husband, A, when a suspicion is proved to be 

false 506b 
(2) A rescues B 519b 
(2) B, when properly subdued by her husband, A's. pretended tyrannies, finds A 

gentle, kindly and considerate 529b 

(2) B, engaging in a certain enterorise forbidden by her husband, A. discovers that 
A has a part in it; and. because of this discovery, B comes to an agreement with 
A which enables them to go forward happily in life with a better understanding 
of each other's rights and privileges 534 

(3) A, after his marriage to B, discovers that B was a married woman and neither 
divorced nor widowed 471 

(3) A, B's husband, pretends to be innocent of a transgression, but B knows he is 
guilty 521 

(3) B, fearing her husband. A, will commit a transgression, pretends herself to com- 
mit a transgression 566b 

(3) A. discovering that his wife. B. is unfaithful, kills her and himself 568a 

(4) A. husband of B, loves B devotedly, but he is so constituted that he never shows 
his true feelings but often masks them with sr-mething that suggests their exact 
opposite 370 



265 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B — Married Life, Cont'd 

(4) A is more capable than his wife, B, although B thoughtlessly treats him as men- 
tally inferior 375 
(4) A, in order to restore to B, without a confession of culpability, wealth of which 

he has secretly defrauded her, marries her 382 
(4) B, thinking her husband, A, is in danger, plunges into danger herself on the chance 

of finding him and helping him 401 
(4) B, goaded beyond her powers of endurance, puts poison in a glass and gives it 

to A 403 
(4) B, wife of A, keeps their house so well-ordered, and is so tyrannical and unrea- 
sonable about it, that A's home life becomes a hell 408 
(4) B has committed a secret transgression in order to help her husband, A 410 
(4) B does not love A but thought, when she married him, that he would help her 

realize her consuming ambition 413 
(4) B, married, quarrels with her husband. A, and runs away from home in an at- 
tempt to find peace and contentment 418 
(4) A secretly defrauds B of a large sum of money 422a 

(4) A marries B in order to make a crafty restitution of property which, before mar- 
riage, he had stolen from her 422a 
(4) A has married B for her money 422b 

(4) A, married to B and desiring his freedom, resorts to craftiness 426 
(4) A, rnarried to B, is impelled by an unusual motive to drop out of sight, lose his 

personplity and go adventuring in the underworld 429a 
(4) A and B, married and devotedly in love with each other, are impelled by an 
unusual motive to drop out of sight, leave the world they know and search for 
an environment more to their liking 429b 
(4) A, husband of B, a very beautiful woman, persuades B to pretend that she is his 

sister 436 
(4) A seeks to achieve the refinement of cruelty in persecuting his wife, B 438 
(4) A is impelled by an unusual motive to marry B, a woman he does not love 440 
(4) B keeps her husband. A, in ignorance of the fact that she is a drug addict 441 
(4) B drinks a potion which throws her into a condition resembling death, having 

been assured that A will appear and rescue her when she revives 445b 
(4) B kills her husband. A, in order to prevent A from revealing an evil secret 448 
(4) B marries A, a man of wealth and high social standing, and keeps her black past 

a close secret 447 
(4) B married to A and neither widowed nor divorced pretends to be single 451 
(4) A, married to B, is impelled by an unusual motive to lead a double life 464 
(4) B attempts to poison her husband, A 408 
(4) B craftily gives a birthmark a peculiar significance, and holds A under its power 

475 
(4) A marries B, a woman he does not love 488b 

(4) A seeks to divoce B, thinking to find happiness in a new love 489 
(4) A and B, man and wife, keep themselves in poverty by spending all their money 
for rich furnishings to put in the mansion they are going to build when they be- 
come wealthy 490a 
(4) B insists on dominating A in business affairs 491a 
(4) B, wife of A, insists on living beyond her husband's means 491b 
(4) A is of a parsimonious nature and gives B little money 492a 
(4) B's husband. A, is affectionate and kindly and puts on his "Sunday manners" 
in company; but, when he and B are alone together, he is cross-grained, petty 
and tyrannical 493 
(4) A, rich and powerful, is determined to use all his wealth and influence in carrying 
out an iniquitous project. His wife, B, seeks in vain to persuade him against it 

(4) A refuses to have a limb amputated, preferring "to die in one piece." B, his 

wife, upholds him in his determination 524b 
(4) A, married to B, attempts to carry out an infamous project in spite of family 

obligati9ns 525 
(4) B, wishing to be free of her husband. A, writes anonymous "poison pen" letters 

regarding herself, and sends them to A 564b 
(4) B writes anonymous "poison pen" letters regarding her husband. A, and sends 

them to herself 564b 
(4) A and B, for certain reasons, keep their marriage a close secret 573a 
(4) B secretly takes money from her husband. A, for her own use 593 
(4) B, a termagant, supposes herself a widow, and marries A 594b ^ 



266 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B — Married Life, Cont'd 

5) A divorces his wife, B 377a 

■5) B suffers betrayal at the hands of A, her husband by a secret marriage 479 

]5) A and B keep themselves poor by buying rich furnishings for the mansion they 

are some day going to build; but the furnishings, inadequately housed, fall into 

ruin before A and B are able to build their air castle 490a 
'5) B, wife of A, loses her love for him when she discovers his cowardly nature 584b 
■5) B, dying, reveals to her husband. A, a closely guarded secret which he finds greatly 

perturbing 588 
'6) B meets her death while searching vainly in a storm for her husband, A 545 
'6) B, at the cost of her own life, heroically saves from destruction the life work of 

her husband, A 546a 
^6) B hires a noted eye-specialist to perform an operation on the eyes of her blind 

husband, A, whereby A's sight is restored 546b 
7) B, just married to A, tells A she does not love him 406 

7) A, husband of B, proves a brutal tyrant and gives B nothing but harsh and in- 
considerate treatment 413 

'7) A discovers, after his marriage to B, that she is wealthy in her own right 488a 
■7) B, opening a letter addressed to her husband. A, discovers that A has lied to 

her 582 
^8) B secretly disposes of a dearly-prized possession in order to buy her husband. A, 

a Christmas present 455a 
^8) A finds his memories of his deceased wife, B, an inspiration and a sustaining 

power 497 

8) A wins the love of his wife, B, by patience, forbearance, kindliness and devotion 
499b 

]8) A, unhappily married to B, proves true to his obligation to run a charted course 
as a family man, even through he must sacrifice cherished ambitions 510 

[8) B, in order to finance a certain enterprise involving her husband. A, sells her 
long hair 532b 

[8) A, because of his great love for his wife, B, forgives her delinquency and glories 
in her moral courage in making a confession jf it 535 

[8) A, in order to save his wife, B, declares that he is guilty of a transgression com- 
mitted by B 594d 

[9) B, with the help of the elements during a devastating storm, succeeds in winning 
her husband. A, to an enterprise long cherished by B 504a 

[9) A, by being cruel in order to be kind, insures the married happiness of himself 

and B 529b 
10) B, her health restored, considers herself well rid of A 388 
10) A learns that his wife, B, has been true to him 396 
10) A, desperately ill, fired by tales of his wife, B's, unfaithfulness, makes up his 

mind to live and takes treatment that cures him 435b 
10) A and B discover that their cherished ideal is a mistaken one 484a 
10) B reads in a newspaper that her husband. A, whom she had supposed dead, is 

alive 502 
10) A finds a bundle of love letters in a locked drawer of his wife, B's, desk — letters 

written after B's marriage to him, but not by him 552b 
10) A and B, man and wife, discover that they are searching for an ideal that does 

not exist 563c 
12) B, in order to "keep the wolf from the door," finds work in a laundry, but tells 

A she is working as an "art director" 455b 
12) A has committed a transgression; B knows of the transgression, and A marries 

her in order to safeguard his evil secret 488b 
12) A, discovering that his wife, B, is unfaithful, strangles her while she sleeps 552b 

12) B, the deceased wife of A, appears to a relative of A's and describes her mortal 
reactions to A's lack of affection for her 587 

13) Tricky so-called spiritualists pretend to materialize the spirit of deceased B in 
order to influence A to give them money by advice of the supposed B 474 

13) A believes that his deceased wife, B, has returned to earth to comfort him 498 

13) A, husband of B, vanishes mysteriously 540 

13) A hears the voice of his deceased wife, B, and there seems absolutely no doubt 

that it is her voice 560 
13) A finds an anonymous communication regarding his wife, B, on a sheet of paper 

in his typewriter 562 
13) A receives mysterious "poison pen" letters regarding his wife, B 562 



2^37 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B — Married Life, Conc'd 

(13) A, mysteriously missing, returns to his home and his wife, B, in a dazed condi- 
tion, unable to give any explanations 571 

(13) B, leaving home suddenly during the absence of her husband, A, writes a line to 
A explaining her departure, but the wind whisks the note out of an open window, 
and away. B's absence is accounted a "mysterious disappearance" 585a 

(14) A reads in a newspaper that his wife, B, has divorced him 539b 

(14) A, because of the death of his wife, B, suffers great sorrow and undergoes a char- 
acter transformation 578a 

(14) B, realizing suddenly the injustice her exacting nature has been causing A, pro- 
mises to be different — and there is a reconciliation 394 

Misfortune 

A, striken with fever in a wilderness country, is attended by an old woman, B 
605 

A is tricked by B in a certain enterprise 640 

B knows the combination of A's safe; and she knows, also, that there is a small 

fortune in jewels in the safe 666 

B, unless she reveals a personal delinquency, will cause an innocent man. A, to 
suffer for transgression 667 

A, a fugitive from justice, seeks to resue B from her misfortunes 673 
B rebels against A's method of appropriating as his own the brilliant achieve- 
ments which B accomplishes at his command 679 

A and B, strangers to each other, are together thrown into misfortune 688 
B goes to a restaurant to keep, a dinner engagement with A. A does not appear 
744 

(1) A falling ill in a wilderness country, is attended by an old woman, B, to whom, 
years before, he had taught a fake method of healing 605 

(1) A awakens in B a consuming desire to leave the city and return to her home in 
the country +o live. All of which was farthest from A's plans, since he seeks a 
business engagement from B which can only be earned out in the city and with 
B's help 625 

(1) A unintentionally causes the death of B 627 

(1) A, seeking to save B by giving her an antidote for a certain poison, causes her 
death 627 

(1) A, robbing a stage, discovers that B, who knows him and recognizes him, is one 
of the passengers 628 

(1) A, tricked by B in a certain enterprise, dies when the trickery is discovered 640 

(1) B is overshadowed and dominated by her mentally inferior employer, A 679 

(1) A and B find themselves cast away in a desolate, primitive environment where 
they must fight for their very existence 688 

Mistaken Judgment 

A finds a mysterious note. It contains a woman's fateful secret — the secret of 
B in desperate misfortune 758 

A removes a birthmark from the beautiful face of his wife, B, with chemicals 761b 
A, in a spirit of altruism, befriends B 773 

A forces his way into the room of an unmarried woman, B 799 
B wins the protection of A 801 
(1) A befriends B, who proves to be a transgressor and has lied to A regarding her 
identity 773 

(4) A, seeking to help B, falls into tragic error 761b 

(5) B reveals herself to A in the character of a transgressor 801 

(8) A, attempting to exploit B's troubles for his own gain, ends by yielding his sym- 
pathy and befriending B 758 

(10) A discovers that B, supposed to have been murdered, really committed suicide 
802a 

(10) A discovers that B, supposed to have committed suicide, was really murdered 
802b 

Helpfulness 

A is older and more experienced than B and seeks to advise her wisely and help 

her avoid making mistakes 808b 

B resents the superior attitude assumed by A 808b 



268 

Classification hy PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B — Helpfulness, Conc'd 

A's friend, B, is in a foreign country, alone, homesick and discouraged 816a 
B, in a foreign country, unexpectedly meets A, a friend from "home" 816b 

A, a hoodlum, rescues B from an attack by footpads 818b 

B befriends A, picks him out of the gutter and makes a man of him 818b 
A supposes that B is a transgressor 822 

B, an attractive married woman, clever and influential, seeks diversion by help- 
ing her friend, A 844a 

A rescues B, who has been attacked by a huge snake 848b 

B discovers in backward A a promise of great things, and attempts to guide him 
to a high goal 850a 

B seeks to rescue A from a life of dissipation and make a man of him 850b 
B picks A out of the gutter and gives him employment 850b 
(1) A, taking possession of B's property in order to save it for her, is falsely sus- 
pected by B of trying to steal it 808a 
( ) A, seekmg to help B, who is in distress, meets with unpleasant complications 848a 
(i) A takes possession of B's property in order to save it for her 808a 
(8) A, under ban of the. law, runs the risk of capture in order to aid B, a stranger who 

is in critical misfortune 817 
(8) A, a burglar, seeks to aid B, who was his friend before he "went to the bad" 819 

(8) A, honest, poses as a transgressor in order to help B 822 

(9) A succeeds in an enterprise secretly devised by B as a test for his abilities 814 
(9) B, working secretly, rescues A from prison by proving his innocence 826 

(9) A working "under cover," contrives to prove B's innocence of a certain crime 828 
(9) B, working in secret, proves A's innocence of a certain transgression 829 

Deliverance 

A, of an inferior race, rescues B, of a superior race, from accident 861 

B makes use of A's hound dog in tracking A 875b 

A and B find themselves prisoners in a deserted house 876b 

B knows that A is innocent of the crime for which he was convicted 895 

(1) A rescues B from imminent danger, but only by bringing the danger upon him- 
self 851 

(1) A is unable to extricate himself from the peril from which he rescues B 851 

(1) A, when he rescues B, becomes involved in an unpleasant complication, due to 
mistaken judgment 861 

(2) A is rescued by B 875b 

(2) A and B, trapped in a deserted house, seek some method of escape. A hurls 

himself from an upper window and, his arm broken, secures aid and rescues B 

876b 

(2) A, a prisoner, bound, helpless and facing death, is rescued by resourceful B 878c 

(2) B, while carrying out an enterprise, is rescued frorn imminent danger by A 885a 

(2) A, unable to rescue himself from danger incurred in saving B, is in turn rescued 

by B 885a 

(8) A, an agnostic, is persuaded into a belief in God by B when, together, they escape 
a terrible danger through prayer 884b 

(9) A, a fugitive from justice with a price on his head, prevents B from committing 
suicide 869 

Idealism 

(1) A, hired by B to paint her portrait, puts so much character and so little beauty 

into his work that B is deeply offended 903 
(4) A "goes native" and marries a native woman, B 901 
(4) A, a morally superior person thrown into a savage environment, is conquered 

by moral inferiority in the person of B, a native girl 904 

Obligation 

A, after B dies, carries out honorably the distasteful obligation to travel 984 
A, a detective, returns B, a criminal, to the scene of her crime for trial and pun- 
ishment 986 

(1) A, pledged to die if B dies, learns that B has committed suicide 1020 

(4) A is disloyal to B, his ward OSS 



269 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B — Obligation, Cone' d 

(4) A, against his wish and incHnation becomes tjie guardian of a beautiful woman, 
B 1002 

(14) B, a criminal who has undergone a character change and become an honest wo- 
man, is given her liberty by the jury before whom ^he is tried 986 

Chance 

(5) A is disagreeably surprised when, by chance, he finds stolen jewels in the pos- 
session of B 1050 

(9) A and B achieve happiness when a questionable story is proved to be false 1055 

Personal Limitations 

A could save his life by revealing a secret that would compromise the good name 
of B 1070 

A, struggling hopelessly against a character weakness, forms a platonic friend- 
ship for B 1075a 

A, transformed almost over night from a hoodlum into a cultured gentleman, 
imparts to B, his friend, the secret of his surprising rehabilitation 1076 

A secures the help of B, a woman friend, in a difficult enterprise 1083 

B, unhappy because of A's sins, appeals to God to save him 1120 

B, in great danger, seeks to apprise A, at a distance, of her danger by occult 
methods — methods with which they have often experimented 1137a 
(2) A rejects unfeelingly the friendship of B because he finds her too capricious 1125a 
(4) A and B, impelled by an unusual motive, enter into a suicide pact 1125b 
(4) A and B pledge each 9ther that he or she will die whenever the other dies 1125b 
(8) A's admiration for his friend, B, and his desire to please her, inspires him to 
bring out the best in his nature 1075b 

Simulation 

B masquerades as an Unknown in order to prove or disprove an evil story about 
A 1154b 

B, the friend of A, learns that A is heavily involved in debt 1155 
B is forced to weep at an appointed time; and A strikes her in order to maice 
her grief more realistic 1157 

A and B are pretenders, yet neither knows that the other is not what he or she 
seems to be 1173 

A, a pretender, encounters B. who is also a pretender 1173 
(2) B, unknown to A, settles with A's creditors and frees A from debt 1155 

(12) A, B's best friend, in order to save B, who is suspected of a certain crime, de- 
clares that he alone is guilty 1171 

(13) A, an artist, is hired by B to paint a miniature; and into the miniature he is to 
weave an intricate series of lines which constitute a concealed map of great im- 
portance 1143b 

Craftiness 

A is a grafter wno torces B to help him in his grafting enterprises 1220b 
A compels B to wander about the streets in rags, forlorn and weeping, with the 
idea of securing money from guileless strangers 1220b 
A appears during a fake holdup and "rescues" B 1227b 
A "rescues" B during a mock abduction 1227c 

A, painting a house, finds the purse of B lying on a bench in the garden 1254 
A finds a purse which contains the key to B's strong box 1254 
A, a sculptor, models a bust of B at B's order 1257 
A discovers an evil secret of B's past 1263 
A sends a package to B by messenger 1278b 

B seeks to recover, by stratagem, wealth which was stolen from her by A 1279b 
A. unknown to B, holds a large sum of money in trust for her 1285b 
(1) A rifles the safe of B, his employer, and returns the key of the strong box to the 
place where he found it. But there is a smear of yellow paint on the key 
1254 
(1) A has a valuable work of art destroyed by a lady, B, in a tantrum 1256 
(1) B, displeased with the work of a sculptor. A, destroys a bust in an angry out- 
burst 1257 



270 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and B — Craftiness, Conc'd 

(3) B steals into the room of A, who is spending the night at her house, and appro- 
priates a bag of jewels that is under A's pillow _ 1279b 

(4) A, craftily seeking gain, overcomes the opposition of B with the use of strong 
drink 1200a 

(4) B, in order to forward a certain enterprise, assumes a fictitious name and secures 

the position of private secretary to A 1244b 
(4) A, desperately in need, secretly appropriates to his own use money belonging 

to B 1285b 

(8) B subtly places obstacles in the path of A, obstacles which, when overcome, will 
profit A and develop his moral courage 1243 

(9) B, a very great personage, snatches A's cane and belabors A with it. A auctions 
off the cane as a priceless piece for a collection 1256 

Transgression 

(1) B, engaged in carrying out an enterprise, finds that she must give it up for lack 
of funds when her guardian, A, misappropriates her resources 1308 

(3) B, seeking to protect herself from A, shoots and kills him 1309a 

(4) B's guardian, A, appropriates to his own use the property of B 1308 

Revenge 

A seeks by craftiness to be revenged on B 1310 

(4) B, suffering a grievous injury at the hands of A, seeks to kill him by making use 
of a certain odor which A regards with superstitious fear 1325 
B, wronged, is helpless in reprisal; her friend. A, champions her cause 1326 

(4) A, seeking revenge against B, overreaches himself 1310 

Mystery 

A, with a hobby for collecting curios, presents B with an old, hand-painted minia* 

ture 1333b 

B finds a note, ostensibly written by A, which causes her great perturbation 1364b 

A, friend of B, meets B in a foreign country, and invites her to dine with him 

at an appointed time and place 1412b 

A, in a waking vision, becomes clairvoyantly aware of a grave danger that is 

threatening B 1433c 

B induces A to attempt the solution of a mystery 1444 

B is a hypnotist who, in carrying out an enterprise, hypnotizes A 1446c 

(1) A gives B, who loves flowers, some of his rare blooms — with unhappy results 
1333a 

(1) A, a young artist in needy circumstances, has a picture rejected by a customer, 
B 1386b 

(9) A, spurred into putting forth an unusual effort by B, succeeds in winning a for- 
tune 1354b 

(13) A receives a mysterious communication from B, sent frorn a distant place where 
B is residing. It is evidently an important communication but difficult to de- 
cipher 1395 

(13) B meets A in a foreign country; and then, returning to her own country, B meets 
A and receives the astounding information that he has not been away from his 
native land for years 1412b 

(13) A, when the death of a spiritualist medium, B, brings an occult investigation 
to an end, finds his skepticism at the blank wall of enigma 1411 

(1S)_A, friend of B, is reported to B, on unquestionable authority, to have been seen 
'in two places, widely distant from each other, at the same identical moment 1424b 

Revelation 

A reveals his identity to B 1461c 

A sends an important communication to B, a communication that vitally con- 
cerns his welfare 1461d 

(1) A, revealing his identity to B, shatters her ideals and plunges her into unhap- 
piness 1461c 

(9) A is happy in rescuing B from an unpleasant situation 1451c 



271 

Classification by PLOT TO Character Symbols 

A, B and A-2 

Love's Beginnings 

A, carrying the news of the death of his friend, A-2, to B, the girl to whom A-2 
was betrothed, is mistaken by B and her parents for A-2. B and her parents 
have never seen A-2 5 

A, posing as his dead friend, A-2, falls in love with B and withholds the news of 
A-2's death 5 

Love's Misadventures 

A, and his friend, A-2. traveling together, meet with a tragic accident in which 

A-2 is killed. Before he dies, A-2 requests A to carry the news of his death to 

his sweetheart, B. A proceeds with his mission 168 

A falls in with his friend, A-2, who is on his way to meet B, a girl he has never 

seen but to whom he is betrothed 169 
(1) A discovers that his best friend, A-2, is in love with B, the girl A is seeking to 

marry 139 
(4) A, unmarried, elopes with B, the wife of his dearest friend, A-2 119 
(13) A, in love with B, pretends to be his deceased friend, A-2, who was betrothed 

to B. B and her family, hearing of the death of A-2 at last, believe A to be the 

specter of A-2 72 

Marriage Proposal 

A sends his friend, A-2, to B with a proposal of marriage 192b 
(1) A-2 proposes to B for A; and B, thinking A-2 is speaking for himself, accepts 
him 192b 

Love's Rejection 

A's friends, A-2, A-2, believe that B, whom A is about to marry, is a woman 

of immoral character and that A should be restrained 220 

A discovers that his friend, A-2, is cruelly fickle in his love aflfair with B 294a 

A, discovering that his friend, A-2, is cruelly fickle in his love affair with B, takes 

him to task for it 294a 

A falls in love with B in spite of the fact that his friend, A-2, has warned him 

against her 329 

A, wealthy, is in love with B. A's friends, A-2, A-2, think that B is a designing 
fortune hunter 330a 

(1) A, in love with B, secretlv discovers that B is about to marry his friend, A-2 319 

(4) A falls in love with B. who is betrothed to his friend, A-2 273 

(4) A, in order to arouse the jealousy of his friend. A-2, and cure him of fickleness 

in love, pretends to be in love with B, A-2's sweetheart 294b 
(10) A, in love with B, renounces his love when told by his friend, A-2, that it is un- 
wise 221a 

Marriage 

A's gift, returned by B on account of a lover's quarrel, is sent back t9 B, un- 
known to A, by A-2, a friend of both B and A; and attached to the gift is a note 
requesting B to keep it until A calls for it in person 349 
(10) A, estranged from B, is influenced by A-2 to call on B; and the result of the call 
is a reconciliation and marriage 349 

Married Life 

A persuades his friend, A-2, to elope with B 426 

A's wife, B, is untrue to him, a fact of which A is in ign-rance. A-2 discovers 

B's unfaithfulness, and inforrns A, who is on his deathbed obstinately refusing 

treatment that would heal him 435b 

B's husband. A, leaves for town, as he declares, to meet a friend, A-2 443 

A's friend, A-2, sends a letter to A; it arrives during A's absence, and B opens it 

443 

B, wife of A, calls on her lover, A-2 446b 
A-2 conceals B so A will not see her 446b 

A and B, man and wife, are to inherit money from a rich relative, A-2, when a 

child shall bless their union 490b 

Bis the wife of A, a friend of A-2's 580 

A's friend, A-2, discovers that A's wife, B, is a "vamp" 580 



272 

Classification by PLOT TO Character Symbols 

A, B and A-2 — Married Life, Conc'd 

(1) A-2, friend of A, is in a foreign country; and B conceals the letter from A-2 and, 
the next time A leaves home "to meet A-2", B trails him 443 

(1) A discovers his wife, B, concealed in the apartment of A-2 446b 

(4) B, wife of A, persuades A-2 to elope with her 477 

(4) A's wife, B, elopes with A's friend, A-2, a man more successful in business than 
A 549 

(4) B, wife of A, elopes with A's friend, A-2 557b 

(6) B, wife of A, and A-2, with whom B is eloping, meet death in an automobile ac- 
cident 557b 

Obligation 

A's friend, A-2, was the father of B; and, when A-2 died, A promised him he 
would care for B as though she were his own child 988 
A-2 is the brother of B, who is very dear to A 1007 

Chance 

A, years after he has stolen money from A-2, by merest chance and unwittingly 
happens to stop for the night with A-2 and his wife, B 1048 

B, and her husband, A-2, meeting A, by chance discover that A has with him a 
bag of unset diamonds 1048 

Craftiness 

(4) A, in order to convince B that he is a man of "courage," arranges with A-2 to 

stage a fake holdup with B the supposed victim 1227b 
(4) A hires a confederate, A-2, to abduct B 1227c 
(4) A hires A-2 to abduct B under pretense that she is to be held for ransom 1227c 

A, B and A-3 

Love's Misadventures 

A and A-3 are in love with B. A seeks by craftiness to eliminate A 75a 
A and A-3 are rivals for the hand of B. A-3 plans to forward his own aims at 
A's expense 76 

B, if she wins a certain contest, also wins A-3, a lover of wealth and distinction 
whom she does not love, although she does love riches and social prominence; 
and if she loses the contest, she wins A, a poor lover whom she does love 104 
A and A-3 are in love with B 136 

A and A-3, twin brothers, are both in love with B 137a 

A's rival for the hand of B, A-3, is more energetic and enterprising than A and 
seems more favored 158 

A is in love with B and does not know he has a more favored rival, A-3 159 
A has a rival in love, A-3, whose assurance is the key to his extraordinary re- 
sourcefulness 160 

A, a humble lover, has a rival for the love of B — A-3, who is cultured, polished 
and a man of the world 171 

A and A-3, rivals in love, agree to meet at a certain hour, call on B, and ask her 
to choose between them 174 
B puts the love of two suitors, A and A-3, to the test 175 

[1) A, obliged to carry out the orders of his rival for the hand of B, A-3, is com- 
manded to commit suicide, or to leave the field clear for A-3 136 

(1) B loves A; but A's rival, A-3, makes a captive of B and intends compelling her 
to marry him 146 

(1) A and A-3, once bosom friends, become enemies through their rivalry for the 
love of B 157 

(4) A and A-3, in love with B, are persuaded by capricious B to undertake a danger- 
ous enterprise to prove their love 78 

(6) A and A-3 are rivals for the love of B, and A learns that B prefers A-3. A, in 
order to insure the happiness of B and A-3 slays himself and leaves his estate to 
B and A-3 80b 



273 
< 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A, B and A -3 — Love's Misadventures, Conc'd 

(8) A, in order *-o insure the happiness of B, whom he loves, and who, he thinks, loves 
his rival, A-3, flees secretly so it may appear that he, and not A-3, committed 
a certain transgression 80a 

(8) A and A-3 are both in love with B. A seeks to protect A-3 from arrest 122 

(9) A kidnaps his sweetheart, B, from an automobile while she is on her way to marry 
A-3, A's rival in love 81 

Marriage Proposal 

(1) B, thinking she has received a proposal of marriage from A, accepts. Later, she 
discovers it was A-3 who proposed 182a 

(2) B, accepting A-3's proposal of marriage by telegram, through error sends the 
telegram to A, the lover from whom she is estranged 194b 

Love's Rejection 

A, in love with B, discovers that his rival, A-3, is unworthy. B seems to favor 

A-3 .206 

A's rival for the love of B, A-3, basely deceives B with false suspicions of A 217 

A and A-3 are rivals for the hand of B. B secretly favors A, but because A is 

self-effacing and less enterprising than A-3, B pretends to favor A-3 in order to 

spur A into proving his worth and ability 235 

A and A-3 are in love with B. B is about to marry A-3, whom A knows to be 

a crook 236 

A loves B, but is rejected for a rival, A-3, who, known to A but unknown to B, 

is a transgressor 260a 

A would save B, the woman he loves, from marriage with a rival, A-3, when he 

discovers A-3 to be a scoundrel 266 

A teHs B, with whom he is in love, that he has killed A-3 296 

A is in lov3 with B; and B is plighted to A-3 — a fact which A suddenly discovers 

300 
(1) A's rival in love, A-3, abducts A and holds him a prisoner as a means of prevent- 
ing him from marrying B 221b 
(1) A loves B; but, after A meets with misfortune, B gives her favor to A-3, A's rival 

in love 257b 
(1) B is in love with A, but the sentiment of her family is against A and ranged on 

the side of A-3, A's rival in love 290 
(!) A and B are in love and betrothed; A, supposed dead by B, returns and finds B 

arrayed for marriage with A-3, and accuses her of faithlessness 328 

(3) B, discovering the perfidious nature of A-3, the man she has promised to marry, 
turns from him to accept A, by whose shrewdness A-3 was unmasked 267 

(4) B rejects A, an honorable lover, and accepts A-3, who is a knave 263 

(5) A sees in a newspaper the announcement of the engagement of B, the woman 
he loves, to A-3 318 _ 

(6) A discovers that A-3, his rival for the love of B, is a transgressor. A-3, to pre- 
vent the truth from becoming known, kills A 280b 

(8) A tells B, the woman he loves, that he has killed A-3, and asks her to call the 

police 296 
(8) B loves A and is about to marry A-3. Accused of faithlessness by A, B shows 

A a dagger, and declares that she intends to kill herself at the altar steps before 

A-3 can claim her for a bride 336a 

(10) A, while in a psychic state, has a prophetic vision of his rival in love, A-3, dis- 
credited, and of himself achieving happiness in love 265a 

(10) A discovers that A-3, his rival for the love of B, is a defaulter 280a 

Marriage 

A's enemy, A-3, is captain of a ship on which A has taken passage, and on which 
B is a stowaway 348 

(1) A's enemy, A-3, as a means of persecution, by subtlity compels A to marry B 
347a 

(1) A-3, knowing a secret of A's, compels A to marry B, A-3 performing the cere- 
mony 318 

(1) B accepts her lover. A, and A secures a marriage license; then, before B and A 
can marry, B suddenly marries A-3, A's rival in love 368c 



274 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A, B and A-3 — Marriage, Conc'd 

(3-9) A rescues B, the woman he loves, from a villainous rival in love, A-3 352b 
(9) A and A-3 are lured into a secret ordeal to prove their merit; A-3 flunks com- 
pletely, but A succeeds almost at the cost of his life 350 
(9) A kidnaps his sweetheart B while she is on her way to marry A-3, A's rival in 
love, and marries her himself 351a 

Married Life 

A gambles with A-3, the man with whom A believes his wife has an "affair" 380 
B, married to A, supposes A dead and marries A-3 402 
A seeks to force B to give up A-3, whom she has married 402 
B, after a loveless marriage with A-3, obtains a divorce and begins searching 
for A, the man she loves and from whom she became estranged 404 
A seeks to revenge himself upon B, the wife of A-3, for a grievous wrong com- 
mitted by A-3 433a 
A's wife, B, is loved by A-3 433b 
A-3 seeks craftily to win B, the wife of A 433b 
A's wife, B, seems to have an affair with another man, A-3 434a 
B's friend, A-3, seeks to save her from persecution at the hands of her brutal 
husband, A 439 

B, wife of A, is mistakenly supposed by A to have an "affair" with A-3 445a 
B, wife of A, detests A-3, but calls on him at his apartment at night 445a 
A seeks craftily to kill A-3, an unmarried man with whom B is in love 459 
A discovers that B has married another man, A-3 472 
• A becomes the second husband of B, whose first husband, A-3, had mysteriously 
disappeared and was supposed to be dead 473 

A-3 threatens to reveal to B's husband. A, a fateful secret unless B will agree to 
a certain proposition he makes to her 476b 
B, wife of A, falls in love with young and reckless A-3 495 

A, hen-pecked husband of B, discovers that B has an undivorced husband, A-3, 
living 496c 

B discovers that her husband. A, is seeking the life of her lover. A-3 503b 
B seeks desperately to save her lover, A-3, from the vengeance of her husband, 
A 503b 
B is eloping with A-3, the man who destroyed her faith in her husband, A 507a 

B, married to A, elopes with A-3 507b 

A mistakenly supposes that his wife, B, has eloped with A-3 538 
A believes that his wife, B, is in love with A-3 553 

A unhappily married to B, falls m love with B-3, a girl much younger than him- 
self 555b 

B, wife of brutal and tyrannical A, has a loyal friend in A-3. A-3 seeks to help 
B escape from A 558 

A, the Drutal and tyrannical husband of B, is a huge man and as powerful as he 
is brutal; and A-3, who would save B from A, is a coward 558 
A. husband of B, receives anonymous communications regarding B and A-3 561 
A's wife, B, is dishonored (and slain?) by A-3 567 

A tries to find A-3 and be revenged upon him for a grievous wrong committed 
against A's wife, B 567 

A seeks craftily to be revenged upon his wife, B, for falling in love with A-3, the 
man who has befriended her 568b 

A, husband of B, attempts to kill B's lover, A-3 568d ^ 

A-3, B's undivorced husband, appears secretly to A, B's present husband, and 
tries craftily to get A to pay him money for not claiming B as his wife 594b 
(1) Married B is away with unmarried A-3 when A-3 suddenly dies 397 
(1-10) B wife of A, informs A that she is in love with A-3 409 
(1) A, in the power of A-3, is compelled to divorce his wife, B 434b 
(1-7) After A and B are married, B's first hueband. A-3, appears secretly to A 473 
(1) B, wife of A, finds herself in the power of an old lover, A-3 476b . 
(1) A-3. a man of evil character, seeks by violence and while intoxicated, to dis- 
honor B, wife of A 483a 
(1) B, wife of A, is by subtlity made a prisoner by A-3, a rejected lover, in his apart- 
ment 483b 
(1) A, married to B, after a long, mysterious absence returns to find B married to 

A-3 550 
(1) A secretly discovers that his wife, B, has an "affair" with A-3 554 



275 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A, B and A-3 — Married Life, Conc'd 

(1) A, husband of B, is killed in an accident while on the way to elope with B-3 556 

(1) A dies as the result of a conspiracy between B and A-3, and B suffers remorse 
557a 

(1) B, wife of brutal and tyrannical A, is loved by A-3. B, although she loves A-3, 
is too high-minded to consider an elopement, or to be a party to any sort of in- 
trigue 559 

(1) A's wife, B, is dishonored and slain, during the war, by an enemy officer, A-3 
567 . . 

(1) A, missing and supposed to be dead, returns secretly and finds his wife, B, mar- 
ried to A-3 573b 

(2) A secretly abandons B and leaves her to A-3, B's undivorced former husband 
496c 

(3) A kills A-3, the lover of his wife, B 568c 

(3) A-3, murderously assaulted by A. husband of B, slays him in self-defense 568d 

(4) B, married to A, has a flirtation with A-3, unmarried 397 

(4) A;3, the "other man," appears and, by flattering married B, and sympathising 
with her, causes her to imagine she in in love with him 398a 

(4) B, in order to win back her husband, A's, love by arousing his jealousy, flirts 
with A-3 398b 

(4) B deserts her husband, A, for another man, A-3 400 

(4) B, wife of A, secretly borrows money from her old lover, A-3, for a certain pur- 
pose 411b 

(4) A marries B who, unknown to A, is already married to A-3, a husband who is 
living and undivorced 435a 

(4) B elopes with A-3, who has artfully inspired doubts of her husband, A's, loyalty 
444 

(4) B, wife of A, impelled by an innocent motive, clandestinely meets an old lover, 
A-3 449 

(4) B seeks by secret enterprise to be free of A, her husband who is poor, in order 
that she may marry wealthy A-3 450 

(4) B, wife of A, is craftily persuaded by A-3, the "other man" in a "love triangle," 
to elope with him 476a 

(4) B is persuaded to accept a valuable piece of jewelry from an old admirer, A-3 
492b 

(4) B tells A, her husband, that a valuable piece of jewelry given her by A-3, is set 
with imitation stones and that she bought it herself 492b 

(4) B, married to A, flirts with an unmarried man, A-3 494 

(4) B, married to brutal and tyrannical A, loves and is beloved by A-3 503a 

(4) A abandons his loving, devoted wife, B, to elope with B-3, a younger and pret- 
tier woman 555a 

(4) A, abandoning his wife, B, to elope with B-3, pays a penalty of remorse and un- 
happiness 555a 

(4) A, married to B, pretends to be single in making love to B-3 556 

(4) B's husband, A, has a weak heart, and is lured into over-exertion by /\-3, B per- 
mitting 557a 

(4) A-3, a rejected lover of B's, promises to help B, wife of A, if she will come to 
his apartment for an interview 583b 

(4) B, wife of A, happens to meet an old lover, A-3, and is compelled to borrow a 
sum of money from him 583c 

(6) B's friend, A-3, forces a quarrel on B's brutal husband. A, hoping A will kill 
him, thus entangling himself with the law and freeing B of his brutal tyranny. 
A-3 accomplishes his heroic sacrifice 439 

(7) A-3, the man with whom A thought B had eloped, A discovers, was married several 
days before the date of the supposed elopement 396 

(8) B, wife of A, saves A-3, a supposed transgressor, from the law by a public con- 
fession of her own delinquency 535 

(8) A, married to B and in love with B-3, takes a long journey in an attempt to for- 
get B-3 555b 

(8) A, discovering that his wife, B, dearly loves A-3, whom she has married think- 
ing A to be dead, secretly goes away and takes himself out of her life 573b 

(9) B forces A-3, at the revolver point, to return to her money which he has taken 
craftily from A 445a 

(10) B has an experience with A-3 which proves to her that running away from her 
husband, A, was a mistake 418 



276 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A, B and A-3 

Deliverance 

B's escort to a dance, A-3, gets into a fight with another man, A 891 
(2) B saves A from a knife in the hands of his enemy, A-3 891 

Craftiness 

(11) A's confederate, B, with a woman's wiles, lures A-3 into a trap that has been 
set for him 1261 

A, B and A'4 

Love's Misadventures 

A, a publisher, in love with B, receives a manuscript novel from A-4, in which 
a woman character, approximating B physically and temperamentally, is made 
the rogue of the story 44a 

(2) A is in love with B; and B, rescuing A and A-4 from their captives, flees with them 
when they effect their escape 181c 

(9) A and A-4, held prisoners in a strange lost city, escape with the help of B, a sup- 
posed goddess 181c 

Love's Rejection 

(1) A, in love with B, secretly discovers B in the arms of A-4 222b 
Misfortune 

A finds a motor stage wrecked and the U. S. mail it was carrying scattered from 
the torn pouches. The stage-driver, A-4, has gone for help. A picks up a torn 
letter, reads it, and discovers that B is in misfortune 673 

Helpfulness 

A has been hired by A-4 to circulate an infamous slander against B 818b 

(8) A, hired by A-4 to injure B, meets B, his sympathy goes out to her, and he re- 
volts against A-4's scheme and warns B 818a 

Simulation 

A, a confederate of B's, seeks damages from A-4, the owner of an automobile 
that apparently injures B 1192 

A, B and A-5 

Love's Misadventures 

A's secretary, B, is a criminal, "planted" in A's home by A-5, a crook 152b 
(1) B, a criminal, confederate of A-5, a crook, falls in love with her employer, A 152b 

Married Life 

A-5, A-5, tricky so-called spiritualists, pretend to materialize the spirit of de- 
ceased B in order to influence A to give them money by advice of the supposed 
B 474 

B's husband. A, is killed by A-5 569 

B's husband. A, is killed by A-5; and A-5, through the law's delay and technica- 
lities, escapes with only a light sentence 569 

(9) B invokes the Mosaic law in seeking revenge upon A-5 for the murder of her hus- 
band, A 569 

(9) B, wife of A, takes the law in her own hands and shoots A-5, who has murdered 
A 594e 



277 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A, B and AS 

Misfortune 

A, captured by enemies of B, is threatened with death by A-5 in an attempt to 
extort from him a secret of B's 660b 

A, threatened with death by A-5 in an attempt to force him to reveal a secret of 
B's, defies A-5 to do his worst 660b , 

Helpfulness 

A, friend of B, breaks into a building for the purpose of committing a robbery, 
and finds a trusted employee, A-5, B's husband, dead at his desk, a defaulter and 
a suicide. A-5 has left a note explaining his guilt 819 

(8-9) A, in order to save his friend, B, from disgrace, destroys a letter that would 
have proved B's husband, A-5, a defaulter and a suicide, "blows" a safe, and pre- 
tends to have committed a robbery 819 

Obligation 

B, ordered by thieves, A-5, A-5, A-5, to open a safe belonging to A, refuses in 
spite of threats against her life 1010 

Personal Limitations 

(1) B, in the hands of crooks, A-5, A-5, A-5, and being forced to do their will, is tor- 
tured by having A, the man she loves, threatened with death by one of the crooks 
who is "drawing a bead" on A from behind a window curtain 1135a 

Transgression 

B, A's secretary, is made a prisoner, by crooks, A-5, A-5, A-5, when they fail to 
open A's safe 1307 

A, Band AS 

Love's Misadventures 

(1) B is in love with A, who has been arrested on a criminal charge by A-6 92 
(4) B, in order to help her lover, A, escape from A-6, who has arrested him, makes 
love to A-6 92 

Misfortune 

(1) A, impersonating A-6, meets A-6's sweetheart, B, and she recognizes him as an 
imposter 717 

Mistaken Judgment 
B, in order to protect herself from A, calls a policeman, A-6 799 
Helpfulness 

A is a prisoner of A-6, and A-6 seeks to secure from A information inimical to 
B 824 

Deliverance 

A sees a policeman. A-6, watching B. who is about to pick a pocket 876a 
A warns B of danger from A-6 876a 

A, B and A-? 

Love's Misadventures 

(1) B promises to meet A, her lover, at her home and introduce him to her parents. 
A, arriving in advance of B, is mistaken for A-7, a man who is expected to call 
and apply for the position of butler 178 



278 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A, B and A-7 

Love's Rejection 

(10) A and B are in love; but one of A's employees, A-7, tells B of a (seeming) trans- 
gression that A has committed. B credits the story 213 

Married Life 

(4) B, young wife of elderly A, has an intrigue with a servant of A's, A-7 466b 

A, B and A-8 

Love's Beginnings 

(4) A, unmarried, out of sympathy for B, who is unhappily married to brutal and 
tyrannical A-8, falls in love with B 17b 

Love's Misadventures 

(1) A, unmarried, falls in love with married B; B's husband, A-8, will not divorce 
B, nor will B divorce him 120 

(1) A, in love with B, discovers l^hat B is married to A-8 128 

Marriage 

(2) A in order to safeguard B's good name, has a marriage ceremony performed by 
a wandering circuit rider, A-8 351b 

Married Life 

A has seen her husband. A, secretly as he thought, exchange a pair of muddy shoes 
for the clean shoes of A-8 467 

Mistaken Judgment 

A believes B is an adventuress, seeking unlawful gain by pretending to be the 
daughter of A-8 788 

(12) B proves to A that she is the daughter of A-8 788 

Craftiness 

A, deaf and dumb, is dying and desires to make a will. The lawyer who has 
been summoned, A-8, thinks chicanery is afoot, and hires B to go with him to 
read A's "sign language" 1267c 
(9) A, counseled by artful B, makes use of important papers belonging to A-8 in 
forwarding a certain enterprise 1278a 

Mystery 

(13) A, a young artist in needy circumstances, is conducted secretly by A-8 to a house 
in which B, a beautiful young woman, lies dead with a dagger in her heart 1386a 

A, B and A-9 

Love's Misadventures 

A, unjustly imprisoned, is pardoned and restored to liberty when B appeals to 
high authority, A-9 108 

Deliverance 

B implores A-9, the governor of the state, for a pardon for A, a condemned pri- 
soner 895 

Obligation 

(9) A, using his position in the household of A-9 as a "cover" for his black designs, 
loots the jewel box of A-9's wife, B, and departs secretly between two days 1008 



279 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A, B and AX 

Love's Misadventures 

(1) B, running away from home to marry A, by a mistake marries AX. Immediately 
after the ceremony, AX disappears 166 

Love's Rejection 

(1) A, in love with B, is persuaded by Old Dry-as-Dust, the sage, AX, to turn from 
love as from something evil 211 

A, B and X 

Love's Beginnings 

A seeks to buy an object, X, from B, an object he greatly desires. B will not 
sell X 20a 

Love's Misadventures 

A and B, lovers, have a violent quarrel, and B returns a gift, X, she has received 
from A 170 

Love's Rejection 

(1) A makes a gift, X, to B, the woman he wishes to marry; and X is a gift of value 
which it is proved has Jaeen stolen 333 

Marriage 

(2) A finds an object, X, which B has lost, an object that proves her love for him 360b 

Married Life 

B believes that her husband, A, loves her less than he does a certain small statue, 
X, that stands on his desk 586 
(13) A, showing X, a mysterious object, to his wife, B, is astounded when B, without 
explanation, begins divorce proceedings 541 

Misfortune 

A has confided to B the combination of his safe, X 616 

A, confiding to B the combination of his safe, X, brings danger to B 616 

Mistaken Judgment 

B mistakenly supposes A to be a thief when he restores to her an object, X, which 
she has lost 792a 

A, restoring to B an object, X, which she has lost, mistakenly supposes her a* 
thief because X seems too valuable to be honestly owned by one in B's straitened 
circumstances 792a 

Personal Limitations 

A seeks professionally to secure a desired object, X, from B 1138 

A, seeking to secure a desired object, X, from B, finds the object so dearly prized 

because of family associations that B will not part with it at any price 1138 

Transgression 

(4) B, in order to carry out a certain enterprise, sells a valuable heirloom, X, con- 
fided to her for safe-keeping by A 1293c 

Mystery 

(13) B, in order to help backward and unenterprising A achieve success, gives him 
a mysterious little object, X, which, she solemnly assures him, will make him 
successful in all his undertakings 1377b 



280 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A,BandF-B 

Love's Beginnings 

A is a young lawyer, retained by B to help her settle the involved estate of her 
deceased father, F-B 20c 

Love's Misadventures 

A, in love with B, is required by F-B, father of B, to secure a certain amount of 
money before he will be seriously considered as a son-in-law 111 
A loves B; and B's father, F-B, promises him B's hand in marriage if he will carry 
out successfully an enterprise of great difficulty and danger 112 
B is in love with A, who is engaged in settling the estate of B's deceased father, 
F-B 125c 

A mistakenly believes that F-B, father of B, the girl he loves, is his enemy 177 
(1) B's father, F-B, is mysteriously slain, and innocent A is arrested for the crime 
43 

(4) A, in love with B, quarrels with F-B, father of B 43 

(9) B's father, F-B, deceased, was heavily in debt; and A, wealthy, pays the debts 
unknown to B 125c 

Love's Rejection 

A carries out successfully a very difficult enterprise when promised the hand of 
B in marriage by F-B. father of B 209 

A is in love with B; and he sues F-B, father of B, for damages sustained in a 
certain proceeding 295a 

A, in love with B, and disapproved of by F-B, father of B, is forcibly ejected 
from the home of B and F-B. A brings suit for damages against F-B 295b 
B's father. F-B, a religious fanatic, sends B away from home because she falls 
in love with A, who is not of their religious belief 223 

B is unable to marry A because her father, F-B, in using B for his subject in a 
scientific experiment, has instilled a poison into hei blood 227 

B, revealing the fact that she is in love with A, of a family at war with her own, 
is denied further intercourse with A by her father, F-B 240 

B cannot marry A, the man she loves, because of her promise to live with her 
widowed father, F-B, and make a home for him 285 

A is in love with B; but F-B, father of B, orders A to keep away from the house 
and away from B 299 

B, in love with A, is detained by her father, F-B, when she seeks to keep an ap- 
pointment with A 306 

B is locked in her room by her father, F-B, in order to prevent her from meeting 
her lover. A. and telling laim of her love 308a 

B sends a letter to her sweetheart. A, but it is intercepted by B's father, F-B, 
who does not approve of A 308b 

Marriage 

F-B believes he is fully warranted in compelling A, at the point of a gun, to marry 

B 347b 

A masquerades as a servant in the household of F-B, father of B, the girl he loves 

352a 

(1) B, having rejected A, the man she loves, because of an obligation she feels her- 
self under to her father. F-B. is informed by F-B that he is going to be married — 
and B finds herself turned out on the world 368 

(2-9) F-B approves of A. and he marries B 350 

(5) A is compelled by F-B, father of B, to marry B 347b 
(9) F-B approves of A, and A and B are married 352a 

(9) A renounces an enterprise against F-B, father of B. the girl he loves, when F-B 
withdraws his objections to A as a son-in-law and allows him to marry B 363b 

(9) A, thinking his love rejected by B, receives a letter from B telling him how much 
she loves him, and that her father, F-B, has consented to their marriage 360a 

Helpfulness 

B's father, F-B, fails in his attempt to control and subdue A, a "wild" and un- 
manageable youth left in his charge 812b 



281 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A, B and F-A 

Love's Misadventures 

A, and his father, F-A, are both in love with B and wish to marry her 135 

Love's Rejection 

B, in love with A, and disapproved of by F-A, the father of A, seeks as an Un- 
known to impress F-A with her character and charm 241 

A's father, F-A, disapproves of B, A's sweetheart 330b 
(1) A's sense of filial obligation is so strong that, when ordered by his father, F-A, 

not to marry B, the girl he loves, he gives her up 282a 
(1) A, an Indian, in love with B, a white girl, is commanded by his father, F-A, and 

by the head men of the tribe, to renounce B 282b 

(9) B, by secret enterprise, proves her charm and worth to A's father, F-A, and he 
withdraws his objections to her marriage with A 330b 

A, B and SN 

Love's Misadventures 

A's son. SN, is determined to marry B, whom A thinks is unworthy 181b 
(4) A, seeking to prevent his son, SN, from marrying B, makes love to B and plans 
to marry her himself 181b 

Simulation 

A is mistaken by B for her son 1196 

A, mistaken by a dying woman, B, for her son, £N, altruistically fosters the 

delusion in order to give B a few last moments of earthly comfort 1196 

Revelation 

(10) A is compelled to alter certain plans very materially when he makes the astound- 
ing discovery that he is the father of B's son, SN 1450 

A, B and BR-B 

Simulation 

B does not know that her brother, BR-B, is dead. She corresponds with a man, 
A, who pretends to be BR-B 1205 
(1) B, after corresponding with A, whom she supposes to be BR-B, calls on A un- 
announced and discovers A's deception 1205 

A, B and U 

Obligation 

(1) B, an enemy of U who has left a fortune to A on condition that he shall never 
travel abroad, wins a promise from A that he will travel abroad after she dies 1001b 

Craftiness 

A's rich uncle. U, promises to leave his wealth to A when A and his wife, B, shall 
be blessed with a son and heir 1289c 

B and A'2 

Married Life 

(4) B, in order to escape consequences of oersonal culpability, falsely accuses inno- 
cent A-2 446a 



282 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

B and A-3 

Marriage Proposal 

(5) B, while in an irresponsible state of mind, promises to marry A-3; and later, 
realizing what she has done, regrets the promise 183 
B sends a telegram to A-3, accepting his proposal of marriage 194b 

Love's Rejection 

(4) B, her life's romance apparently wrecked, decides to marry the man, A-3, she 
does not love 261 

Married Life 

A-3 seeks to use his power over B to advance his own selfish aims 411b 
(4) B, married, assumes another name and marries A-3 451 

Misfortune 

(1) B, a reformed transgressor, going about doing good, has her transgression re- 
vealed by A-3. who knew her in the old days 665 

Craftiness 

B goes innocently with a friend, A-3, to pass a few days at a summer resort 1240 
(12) B's friend, A-3, dies suddenly in his room at a summer resort hotel; and B, first 
to discover A-3's death, flees secretly in order that her name may not be com- 
promised 1240 

Transgression 

B's friend, A-3, mysteriously disappears while in B's company 1309b 
(1) B is arrested on suspicion of having murdered A-3 1309b 

B and A-4 

Helpfulness 

B, sympathetic, befriends a needy stranger, A-4 812a 
(1) B, through befriending a needy stranger, A-4, becomes involved in an unplea- 
sant complication 812a 

Deliverance 

B, engaged in carrying out a secret enterprise, finds herself in danger and calls 
upon a stranger, A-4, for aid 890 

Necessity 

(1) B, carrying out a secret enterprise, and falling into danger, appeals for aid to a 
stranger, A-4; but A-4 is wary and refuses assistance 1025 

Simulation 

(4) B pretends she has been injured in an automobile accident in order to collect 
damages from the owner of the car, A-4 1159 

B and AS 

Married Life 

(1) B finds herself in the toils of A-5 410 

B, in her extreme youth, was lured into marriage with a criminal, A-5 447 
A-5, a criminal, is killed, and B, his widow, leaves home and goes to a distant 
country 447 



283 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

B and AS 

Misfortune 

B, committing a secret transgression, has her secret discovered by A-5 669 
B is threatened by crooks, A-5, A-5, A-5, in an attempt to force ner to open a 
strong box 666 
(1) B, a respectable working girl seeking employment, follows the advice of a sup- 
posed friend, A-5 and finds herself in an immoral dance hall where she is com- 
pelled to dance with patrons and serve drinks 647 

(1) B's secret transgression is discovered by A-5, who seeks to use his knowledge for 
purposes of blackmail 669 

Personal Limitations 

B is forced.to battle for her honor with A-5 when finding herself trapped in a 
room 1135b 

Craftiness 

(2) B traps A-5, a, thief, by telling him her valuables are in a clothes closet — and 
then locking, the closet 1259 

B and A-G 

Deliverance 

B, her integrity seriously compromised, finds a friend in A-6, a 'detective 870b 
Simulation 

B, seeking to carry out an enterprise in a large department store, finds the en- 
terprise endangered by A-6, a detective 1206 
(2) B, faultlessly dressed, in order to escape A-6, a detective, steps into the show 
window of a large department store and poses as a life-size wax figure, one of 
several figures displaying the latest suits and cloaks 1206 

Craftiness 

B, a woman criminal arrested by A-6, a detective, seeks to effect her escape by 
artful strategy 1258 

B and A^S 

Idealism 

B volunteers to nurse a sick person, A-8, when no one else will undertake the 
work 956 
(6) B, nursing A-8, contracts a contagious disease and dies 956 

* B and F-B 

Misfortune 

B, elder daughter of F-B, is the sole support of the family when F-B dies 745 

B rebels against the authority of her father, F-B, who compels her to do all sorts 

of rough farm work 676 

B's father, F-B, is an unworthy character long mysteriously missing 684 
(1) B, trying to make a home for her widowed father, F-B, is neglected and cruelly 

treated by F-B 641 
(1) B is forced by her father, F-B, to leave home and become a domestic drudge in 

a distant town 741 
(1) B's father, F-B, pursuing rustlers who have stolen his cattle, is shot down and 

killed 745 



284 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

B and F-B — Misfortune, Conc'd 

(8) F-B renounces his intention to disclose his identity to his daughter, B, and 
shambles away as an Unknown, leaving B happy with her mistaken ideals 684 

(11) B's father, F-B, long mysteriously missing, returns to his old home as an Un- 
known and discovers that his daughter, B, thinks him dead, believes his char- 
acter to' have been noble and holds him in hallowed remembrance 684 

Helpfulness 



Deliverance 

B's father, F-B, is compelling B to take a step which she believes will be fatal 
to her happiness 871" 
(2) B, compelled by her father, F-B, to take a step which she believes will be fatal 
to her happiness, escapes the catastrophe by a stratagem 871 

Idealism 

B builds a monument to her father, F-B, whom she mistakenly thinks is dead, 
and whose memory is to her a source of pride and honor 930 

Obligation 

B's father, F-B, dies heavily involved in debt 993 
(1) B makes a great personal sacrifice in order to carry out a filial obligation to live 

with her father, F-B, and make a home for him 992 
(4) B, the only child of her father, F-B, considers herself in honor bound to pay the 

debts of the deceased F-B, and undertakes a strange enterprise in order to carry 

out the obligation 993 
(9) B labors for years at a lonely task in order to clear the name of her father, F-B, 

from dishonor 995 

Simulation 

B's father, F-B, is suspected of a certain crime 1171 
(1) B, in order to save her father, F-B, who is suspected of a certain crime, confesses 
that she is the culprit 1171 

Craftiness 

(12) B, compelled by her father, F-B, to engage in a distasteful enterprise, evades 
the enterprise by pretending suddenly to have been stricken deaf and dumb 
1241b 

Tran sgression 

(4) B forges the name of her father, F-B, to a note in order to secure money for a 
certain purpose 1293a 

(5) B forges the name of her father, F-B, to a note. Unknown to B, F-B dies sud- 
denly before the date of the note 1293a 

Mystery 

(13) B, waiting in the lobby of a crowded hotel until her father, F-B, can secure rooms, 
vanishes completely 1416 

B and BR-B 

Misfortune 

(1) B, sister of BR-B, in order to prevent BR-B from bringing dishonor upon their 
family, unintentionally causes his death 649 



285 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

B and BR-B 

Idealism 

B indirectly causes the death of her brother, BR-B, by opposing a discreditable 
enterprise he was trying to carry out 909 
B's brother, BR-B, has committed a crime 977 
(12) B, apprised of a crime committed by her brother, BR-B, informs the police and 
has BR-B arrested 977b 

B and SN 

Mistaken Judgment 

B has a weird delusion regarding her son, SN 800 

B considers her son, SN, brilliant and highly talented, whereas he is less than 

mediocre in mentality 800 

Deliverance 

B learns that her son, SN, is suspected of having committed a crime 896 
B knows that her son, SN, is innocent of the crime of which he is accused, and 
she knows who is guilty, but this knowledge makes the task of protecting SN 
dangerous and difficult 896 

Obligation 

B. a widow, is compelled by family obligations to live with a married son, SN 994 
B, a widow, has given all her money to her son, SN 1009b 
(1) B, penniless, is compelled to live with her son, SN 1009b 

B and AX 

Love's Misadventures 

(I) AX, a gay young blade traveling through the country, takes refuge from a storm 
in a rural church. To his astonishment, he is hailed at once as a bridegroom, 
and is hurried to the altar where a pretty girl, B, in an exhausted condition, seems 
to be waiting for him. In a spirit of recklessness, he allows himself to be mar- 
ried to her; and when she, after the ceremony, seems to realize that he is not the 
man she thought he was, he hurriedly makes his escape 155 

(4) B pretends that she is engaged to be married to an imaginary person, AX, buys 
herself an engagement ring and has the betrothal announcement published in a 
newspaper 86 

(II) B invents a wholly imaginary lover, AX; and, most unexpectedly, a man of AX's 
name and general characteristics presents himself to her 58a 

Marriage 

B, impelled by an unusual motive, invents a fictitious character, AX 354a 
(9) AX, a fictitious character invented by B, "comes to life," falls in love with B, 
and they marry 354a 

Misfortune 

B befriends an Unknown, AX, in a spirit of altruism _ 646 

(1) B discovers that AX, an Unknown whom she has befriended, is a notorious crim- 
inal and is being hunted by the authorities 646 

(4) B pretends that she is engaged to be married to an imaginary lover. AX, buys 
herself an engagement ring and has the betrothal announcement published in a 
newspaper 58b 

Personal Limitations 

B pretends that she is entertaining a duke, AX 1106 
(1) B, alone and in a strange bedroom, discovers a man, AX, dead in the bed 1135b 



286 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

B and CH 

Married Life 

(10) B lives for her children, CH, CH, gives all to them and loses her moody des- 
pondency 505 

Deliverance 

(6) B performs an act of great heroism in rescuing a child, CH, from death, but 
sacrifices her own life in making the rescue 893 

Personal Limitations 

(5) B comes to understand the evil of her selfish outlook upon life when one of her 
children, CH, dies 1068 

A and B-2 

Married Life 

A has no admiration at all for B-2 and her ways 414 

A and B-S 

Love's Rejection 

(4) B-3 flatters A's vanity and so manoeuvers him into an engagement to marry 
her 218a 

Marriage 

(1) B-3 abandons A after he loses his money and is injured" and sent to a hospital 
361a 

Married Life 

A, married to B, is haunted by memories of a former sweetheart, B-3 393 
B-3 is a heartless coquette whom A loves 421 

A, while traveling abroad, marries B-3, a woman of inferior race, abandons her 
and returns to his own country 425 

A could prove an alibi and win freedom of a murder charge, but only by involving 
B-3, another man's wife 520 
(1) B-3 whom A, divorced, seeks to marry marries another man 377b 

(1) B-3 is wealthy, but shallow; and A, in following her advice, fails miserably in 
all his undertakings 386 

(2) A finds B-3, his love of other days, and discovers that her beauty and charm have 
faded 393 

(4) A falls in love with B-3 382 

(4) A assumes a fictitious identity and marries B-3 437 

(4) A, married to B, falls in love with B-3 486 

(8) A's obligation to save himself, is opposed by an obligation to protect B-3, an- 
other man's wife 52*^ 

A and B-4 

Helpfulness 

A walking in the street, sees B-4, a stranger, weeping 806 

(5) A, giving aid to a stranger, B-4, later regrets his impulsiveness 806 

A and B-T 

Chance 

(12) A, finding by chance an aged nurse, B-7, learns from her a secret of birth and 
parentage which means happiness for him 1051 



287 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and BX 

Love's Misadventures 

(4) A, annoyed by unwelcome love affairs, pretends that he has an invalid wife, BX 
84b 

Love's Rejection 

A is left a tortune by a deceased relative provided he will marry BX. a woman 
he does not know 298b 

A is appealed to for aid by BX, a woman he does not know 298c 
(10) A, appealed to for aid by a stranger, BX, refuses aid, and regrets the refusal 
when BX mysteriously disappears. A considers himself under an obligation to 
find BX 298c 

A, an eligible young man, is mystified by discovering in a newspaper the an- 
nouncement of his betrothal to BX, a woman he does not know 298a 

Marriage 

A and BX, husband and wife, go their different ways immediately after the mar- 
riage ceremony 365d 
(4) A marries BX, a woman he does not know 365d 

Mystery 

A, in a city street, has a glimpse of BX, a strange woman who has caused him 
to become involved in a puzzling mystery 1412a 
A is held up and robbed by a masked woman road agent, BX 1431 
(13) A, trying to overtake BX and secure information from her regarding a certain 
mystery, sees BX, under his very eyes, killed in a street accident 1412a 

A,B and B'2 

Misfortune 

(1) B and her husband. A, poor, are compelled to labor hard and deny themselves 
every comfort for years in order to replace a valuable ornament B borrowed 
from B-2. and lost 642 

Mystery 

B's friend, B-2, perpetrates a hoax by forging a note which has to do with B and 
A 1364b 

Revelation 

(10) B's friend, B-2, makes an important revelation regarding A which causes B to 
correct a serious error 1462 

Love's Beginnings 

(4) B, a plain girl who has no lover, is persuaded by her friend, B-2, to accept an 
escort to a dance — A, a man she does not know 35 

Love's Misadventures 

(13) A, in love with B, discovers that B is in love with B-2 42a 

Love's Rejection 

B falls in love with A, who jilts a friend of B's, B-2, in order to pay suit to B 277 
B-2 grieves so terribly over losing her false lover. A, that B's heart is wrung 277 
(1) B, in love with A, rejects his love when she learns that he jilted B-2, B's dearest 
friend, to pay attention to her 243 



Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A, B and B-2 

Married Life 

A is asked by B-2, a friend of his deceased wife, B, for a bundle of love-letters, 
which B-2 had given to B for safe-keeping 385b 

B, wife of A, admires the personal independence of B-2, and would pattern after 
her 414 
(5) A, husband of B, suspects B of receiving love-letters — and discovers that the 
letters were merely being held by B for B-2, for safekeeping 385b 

(7) B discovers through a friend, B-2, that the moral transgression of which she has 
accused her husband, A, was never committed 506a 

A, B and B-3 

Love's Beginnings 

B, unworthy, seeks to have her lover, A, transfer his affections to B-3, who is 
worthy lie 
(4) A falls in love with B; but A already has a wife, B-3, whom he has never loved, 
a wife whom he considers it his duty to care for 18 

(8) B, elderly, in love with youthful A, seeks to have A transfer his affections to B-3, 
who is nearer his own age lib 

Love's Misadventures 

B and SR-B, twin sisters, are both in love with A 137b 
(1) B and A are in love. B-3, by craftiness, steals A away from B 94a 
(3-9) B, matching her own craftiness against B-3's, steals B-3's thunder and wins 

A back from B-3 94a 
(4) B's ambition is to do B-3 an injury; so she elopes with A, who is engaged to marry 

B-3 90b - 

(4) A, engaged to marry B, receives a request from B-3, his former sweetheart, that 

he come and see her 138 

Marriage Proposal 

(1) A is in love with B. Intending to propose marriage to B, he discovers that he 

has proposed to B-3 182b 
(1) A, thinking he is proposing marriage to B, finds that he has proposed to B-3, 

who accepts him 182b 

Love's Rejection 

A is in love with B and B-3 215b 

A is about to marry B-3, who has deceived him into thinking B, the woman he 

loves, is unfaithful 216 

A wishes to marry B, but is already united to B-3 by a secret marriage 281a 

A renounces his love for B and seeks to win wealthy B-3 281c 

B, a white woman, is in love with A, also white. B-3, a woman of alien race, 

seeks to win A away from B 336c 

B-3 sues A for breach of promise 337b 
(1) While A debates within himself whether he shall marry B or B-3, B and B-3 

engage themselves to marry other lovers 215b 
(1) B loses the love of A when B-3 comes into his life 324 
(1) A, in love with B, meets with misfortune when he leaves B for B-3, a woman 

who flatters his vanity 337a 
(1) B, who loves A and is beloved by him, loses him to B-3 through the wily strategy 

of B-3 340 
(4) A, because of the wiles of B-3, a coquette, breaks his engagement to marry B, 

the woman he loves 215a 
(4) A sends a gift to B, the woman he loves; B-3 mtercepts the gift and craftily re- 
places it with a photo of herself, lovingly inscribed to A 218b 
(4) A, in love with B, leaves B for B-3, a woman who flatters his vanity and whose 

bold beauty has an appeal for him 256 
(8) B adores A in secret; and when A disappears and reappears with a bride, B still 

finds her happiness in the great unselfish love she has for him 270 



289 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A , B and B-3 — Love's Rejection, Conc'd 

(8) B, unmarried falling in love with A, husband of B-3, is overcome with remorse. 
B flees from A, and from the world, to a solitary spot where she seeks to do penance 
and obtain a spiritual victory over her evil nature 279 

(4) A, engaged to marry B-3, abandons her and marries B 337b 

Marriage 

B, of an inferior race, rescues A, of a superior race, and falls in love with him. A 
is engaged to marry B-3, a girl ot his own people 346 

A, unhappily married to B and in love with B-3, is too high-minded to seek a 
divorce 368e 
(1) B-3, filled with remorse because she has rejected A's love, goes searching for him, 
finds him, and is informed by him that he is presently to marry B 345 

(1) A, telling B of an inferior race who is in love with him. that he i= going away and 
will soon return, never returns, but marries B-3, a girl of his own people 346 

(2) A's unworthy wife, B. is killed in an accident, and A is free to marry B-3, whom 
he has long loved 368e 

(4) A proves false to B, the woman he loves, and has a disastrous affair with B-3 

361a 
(10) A, his love rejected by B-3, goes to a distant part of the country and meets B. 

A falls in love with B 345 

Married Life 

A, bankrupt, divorces B and plans to marry wealthy B-3 377b 

A leaves his loving, devoted wife, B, to take up with B-3, a woman who flatters 

his vanity 386 

A, thinking he has been disloyal to his first wife, B-3, makes B unhappy by his 

brooding 405 

A falls ill. B-3, who loved A before he married B, nurses A back to health 496b 

A's sorrow for his deceased wife, B-3, causes B, his second wife, much unhap- 

piness 504b 

A finds his marriage to B a hindrance in his love affair with B-3 509 

A, married to B, whom he does not love, is haunted by memories of a former 

sweetheart, B-3, whom he still loves 528 

A, husband of B, and B-3, both vanish mysteriously at the same time 540 

Gossip has it that A, husband of B, has eloped with B-3 5i0 

A's wife, B, dies. B, A's wife, on her death bed, has A promise that he will marry 

B-3, B's best friend 578b 

B-3 loved A before he married B 578b 

B is convinced that her husband. A, has eloped with B-3 589 
(1) A is suspected of having murdered his wife, B; but, at the hour the murder was 

committed, A was with B-3 537 
(1) A is a bigamist; and his two wives, B and B-3, meet by chance and compare 

notes 548b 
(4) A has two wives, B and B-3, two homes several miles apart, two names by which 

he is known in two different communities, two circles of acquaintances, and 

and practices two professions 486b 
(4) A, married to B, suffers a memory lapse and marries B-3 548a 
(4) A marries B in order to emancipate himself from the evil influence of B-3 421 

(9) A realizes that his emancipation from the evil influence of B-3 is complete, and 
he returns to B a better and a wiser man 393 

(9) A succeeds by a stratagem in leaving his unloved wife, B, and, under a fictitious 
name, marries B-3, the woman he loves 440 

(9) B, second wife of A, discovers that B-3, A's first wife, was unfaithful 504b 

(10) B, wife of A, dons the mask and costume of B-3, A's paramour, and meets A as 
B-3 at a masquerade ball 59 If 

(13) A, husband of B, suffers an attack of amnesia and marries B-3; his memory re- 
turns, and he forgets B-3 and goes back to B 548a 

Simulation 

(10) B discovers that B-3 has told an untruth about A 1154b 



290 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A, B and BS 

Helpfulness 

(12) A, proving B innocent of a certain crime, proves also the guilt of B-5, a criminal 
whom B physically resembles 828 

A, B and B-7 

Love's Rejection 

(1) A is told by B-7, a maid in the home of B, A's sweetheart, that B has informed 
the police of A's criminal operations, and that he is an ex-convict 338 

Personal Limitations 

B, intending to send a telegram to her maid, B-7, through error addresses the 
message to A 1136 

A, B and B-S 

Married Life 

(4) B-8 dies, and A contrives to make it appear that it was B who died 456 

(9) B, as B-8, is immured in an insane asylum, and A inherits the money belonging 
to B 456 

A, B and CH 

Marriage Proposal 

(9) A, in love with B, but too backward and diffident to propose, is horrified to hear 
a child, CH, who knows of his passion, propose to B on his behalf 193 

Married Life 

A has a son, CH, by his white wife, B; B dies 425 

B is married to A and they have one child, CH 466a 

B loves her child, CH, but she does not love her husband, A 466a 

B, wife of A, forsakes cherished ambitions in order to carry out the desire of A 

that she bear him a son, CH 515 

B divorces her husband. A, and is awarded the custody of their child, CH 594c 

A steals his child, CH, from his divorced wife, B 594c 

(1) B, married to A, her second husband, finds her domestic happiness imperiled by 
the obligation to care for CH, a child by her first husband 514 

(5) B's love for her child, CH, left with her husband, A, when she deserted him, 
draws her back to CH and A 507b 

(5) A learns that a child, CH, has been born during his absence. Result: Recon- 
ciliation with B, and happiness 501 

(6) B deliberately sacrifices herself at the hands of her husband. A, in order to save 
their son, CH, who is falsely accused of transgression by A, the real transgressor 
516 

(14) A and B, estranged, undergo a character transformation through love for their 
child, CH 499a 

(14) B, wife of A, suffers a critical illness at childbirth and her character is trans- 
formed 505 

Misfortune 

CH, a child, playing in the corridor of a large city hotel, transfers a black ribbon 
from the knob of B's door to that of A 737c 

Craftiness 

(2) A, with a strange baby, CH, on his hands, secretly leaves CH in the care of B, 
who has other children 1229 

A finds himself with a strange baby, CH, on his hands 1229 



291 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A, B and SM-B 

Married Life 

B is the daughter of A and the step-daughter of A's wife, SM-B 570 
(4) B seeks revenge upon her step-mother, SM-B, because she thinks SM-B has 
stolen the affections of her father, A, away from her 570 

A, B and M-A 

Married Life 

A and B, married, live with A's mother, M-A 384 
B quarrels with M-A, and with A on account of M-A 384 
A and B are married, and A's mother, M-A, lives with them 518 
B, wife of A, is jealous of the attentions A gives his mother, M-A 543 
B has a mistaken idea that her husband's mother, M-A, is trying to interfere 
between her and A 543 

A, and his wife, B, are compelled to live with A's mother, M-A, and avail them- 
selves of her slender resources 574b 

(1) A and B quarrel regarding M-A, and A is forced to choose between M-A and B 
518 

A, B and M-B 

Love's Beginnings 

B's mother, M-B, a middle-aged widow, introduces A, her youthful lover, to B 
11a 
(8) B's mother, M-B, plans that her youthful lover. A, shall transfer his affections 
to B. M-B's plans are successful 11a 

A, B and BX 

Love's Beginnings 

(2) A falls inl ove with B, and renounces wealth which he was to inherit by marry- 
ing BX 19a 

A, BX and X 

Mystery 

A strugles with a masked woman road agent, BX, and twists from her wrist a 
peculiar bracelet, X 1431 
(13) A, proceeding about his business and caught in a crowd, is confronted suddenly 
by a strange woman, BX, who thrusts a mysterious object, X, into his hand, 
and, without a word, disappears 1383 

A, B and SR 

Love's Misadventures 

B and SR-B, twin sisters, are both in love with A 137b 
Love's Rejection 

(1) A, influenced by his maiden sisters, SR-A, SR-A, renounces his affair with B, the 
woman he loves 219 



292 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A and D-A 

Misfortune 

(1) A, in making a scientific experiment, has unintentionally caused his daughter, 
D-A, a grievous injury 626 

Mistaken Judgment 

(1) A, a transgressor, returning as an Unknown to his home, finds his daughter, D-A, 
reverencing his memory as of a great and noble person 797 

Helpfulness 

A, aware that his end is approaching, seeks to protect his adopted daughter, D-A, 
by making a will 825 

Idealism 

A seeks happiness in being the pal of his daughter, D-A, and in making her happy 

910 _ _ 

A is ultra-old-fashioned, and his daughter, D-A, is ultra-modern 910 

A, a transgressor, returns to his home as an Unknown after a long absence, and 

meets his daughter, D-A 964b 

(8) A, a transgressor, learning that his daughter, D-A, thinks he is dead, and that 
his character was high and noble, does not reveal his identity but leaves D-A 
happy in her mistaken ideals 964b 

A and M-A 

Obligation 

(1) A's promise to his mother, M-A, prevents him from undertaking a cherished en- 
terprise 989 

A and CH 

Misfortune 

A, temporarily in charge of two mischievous children, CH-1 and CH-2, finds him- 
self in more dilemmas than he can successfully manage 609 

(1) A seeks to live down his bitter grief over the loss of' his only child, CH, but finds 
it impossible 698 

(1) A constructs a concealed trap, and a person dear to him, CH, falls into the trap 
and cannot escape 728 

(14) A cripples himself in rescuing a child, CH, from death 715b 

Helpfulness 

A finds a small child, CH, on the beach after a shipwreck 818c 
A takes CH, a foundling, into his heart and his home and rears her as his own 
child 818c 

A rescues a baby, CH, from death in a shipwreck 818d 

A, unable to learn anything about a foundling, CH, adopts the child as his own 
818d 

A, a rough frontiersman in a rough frontier camp, undertakes to care for an or- 
phan baby, CH 847 
(6) A tries to rescue a child, CH makes a heroic attempt, and both die 842a 

(9) A rescues a child, CH 842b 

Idealism 

A handicaps himself by taking charge of an abandoned child, CH 914 
(5) A seeks happiness in his love for a child, CH, but for certain reasons finds it 
difficult to realize his desire 911 



293 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A and CH 

Personal Limitations 

A seeks to find the relatives of CH, a foundling of whom he has taken charge 1089 
(13) A writes to government authorities sending a copy of a coat of arms found on a 
foundling, CH's, coat, but receives no information regarding CH 1089 

Craftiness 

A finds himself with a strange baby, CH, on his hands 1229 

Mystery 

A appropriates CH 1430b 

A and SR-A 

Personal Limitations 

A. brother of SR-A and her only living relative, is poor, while SR-A is wealthy 
and unmarried 1123 
(1) A, poor, will not inherit the money of his wealthy sister, SR-A, if she marries, 
as she seems likely to do 1123 

Craftiness 
(4) A, through deception involving his sister, SR-A, wins a large estate 1236 
Revenge 

A seeks revenge for a wrong committed against his sister, SR-A 1321 
(13) A, seeking revenge for a wrong committed against his sister, SR-A, has difficulty 
in discovering the name of the wrong-doer 1321 

A, A-2 and CH 

Personal Limitations 

(4) A borrows an infant, CH, from a married friend, A-2, in order to carry out an 
unusual enterprise 1057b 

A, A-2 and SR 

Simulation 

A-2, deceased, has a sister, SR; and SR, not knowing of A-2's death, corres- 
ponds with A, thinking him her brother 1183 

Transgression 

(4) A kills A-2, who is about to marry his sister, SR-A 1290a 

(4) A kills A-2, who is about to marry his sister, SR-A, in order that he may inherit 
wealth possessed by SR-A 1290a 

A, A-2, F-A and M-A 

Simulation 

A's friend, A-2, is the sole support of his parents, F-A-2 and M-A-2 1160 
(8) A's friend, A-2, the sole support of his parents, dies, and A withholds the know- 
ledge from the needy parents, writes them in A-2's name and continues sending 
money for their support 1160 



294 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A, A-2, B-5 and X 

Married Life 

(1) X, an object belonging to A-2, is lost by A in a questionable place; and, found, 
is sent by a mischief maker to A-2's wife with a note stating just where it was 
found 390 

(4) A, through accident, loses an object, X, belonging to his friend, A-2, at the door 
of a woman whose character is not of the best 390 

A, A-3 and B-3 

Revenge 

A, seeking revenge against B-3 for a wrong committed by her husband, A-3, who 
is dead, finds that B-3 treasures A-3's memory most sacredly, unaware of his 
evil character 1323a 

A could destroy the beautiful love and devotion of B-3 for her dead husband, 
A-3, by telling her the sort of man A-3 was 1323a 

A, A'3 and B-S 

Love's Misadventures 

(1) A, throvigh the wily manoeuvers of A-3, his rival in love, is innocently lured into 
a compromising situation by B-5, woman confederate of A-3 75b 

A, A'4 and B-i 

Mystery 

(13) A's fortune and happiness hang upon a technicality of the law: Both A-4 and 
his wife, B-4, are killed in an accident. If B-4 died first, A inherits, while if A-4 
died first, others inherit 1437 . »- 

A, A-4 and CH 

Mystery 

A sees a stranger, A-4, leave a baby, CH, on a doorstep 1430b 

A, A'8 and SR 

Craftiness 

(4) A, by trickery, prevents his sister, SR-A, from marrying A-8 1236 

A, A-8 and CH 

Craftiness 

(4). A seeks for his own gain to impersonate a widower, A-8, who has a child, CH. 
A has no child, but overcomes the handicap by a stratagem 1224 

A, A-8 and D-A 

Love's Misadventures 

(1-5) A knew very well that he would suffer adversity all his life when, in order to 
cancel an obligation he gave his daughter, D-A, in marriage to A-8, a man she 
did not love 48 



295 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A, B, A'2 and AS 

Craftiness 

(9) A's friend, A-2, captures B, daughter of A-5. and makes overtures to exchange 
B for A, whom A-5 is holding for ransom 1281 

A, B, A-3 and A~5 

Love's IVIisadventures 

(4) A's rival in love, A-3, learning of the plans of A and B for a secret marriage, sends 
an automobile to the church with a confederate, A-5, who lures B away by tell- 
ing her A has sent for her 154b 



A, F-A and M-A 

Misfortune 



(1) A's parents, F-A and M-A, insist that he study to be a doctor, while all his soul 
is yearning to make another profession his life work 697a 

IVIistaken Judgment 

(1) A, desiring a musical career, defers to the wishes of his parents, F-A and M-A, 
and becomes a doctor; but, all his life long, he feels that he has made a mistake 
756 

Simulation 

(1) A, through no fault of his own, is estranged from his parents, F-A and M-A 1182 

(9) A, estranged from his parents, F-A and M-A, effects a reconciliation with them 

by proving his true worth in an assumed character as an Unknown 1182 

A, SR-A and CH 

Obligation 

(4) A, a bachelor, undertakes to care for CH, the child of his married sister, SR-A, 
while SR-A is away on a vacation 982b 

A, B, A-2 and A-B 

Chance 

(1) A's presents to A-2 and B are in packages, and the packages are transposed by 

A-9 with unfortunate results 1042b 
(4) A has a jeweler, A-9, send to his friend, A-2, a silver whisky flask, and to B an 

expensive "slave" bracelet 1042b 

A, B, B'2 and B-S 

Love's Misadventures 

(3) B*s friend, B-2, an attractive married woman, seeks to save A, B's fiance, from 
the wiles of a designing woman, B-3, and restore him to B. B-2 does this by 
winning A away from B-3 94b 

Love's Rejection 

(3) A is engaged to marry B. B-3, a designing woman, seeks to compromise A so 
B will give him up. B-2 is a generous woman who seeks by secret enterprise 
to rescue A from the wiles of B-3 and restore him to B 238 



296 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A, B, B-2 and B-3 

Helpfulness 

B's friend, B-2, seeks to save A, B's fiance, from the wiles of a designing woman, 
B-3. and restore him to B 844b 

B's friend, B-2, seeks to save B's lover. A, from a designing woman, B-3, by 
winning A away from B-3 844b 

A, B, F-B and A-3 

Love's Misadventures 

A, a man of great strength and skill, is in love with B. F-B, father of B, sure 
of A's prowess and proud of it, in order to lure the champion of a rival clan, A-3, 
into a wrestling match with A, offers the hand of B to the victor of the bout 180 

Love's Rejection 

A's rival in love, A-3, is favored by F-B, father of B 301a 
(1) A has been promised B in marriage by F-B, father of B; but F-B, false to his 

promise, compels B to marry A-3, a wealthier man than A 313 
(8) A, discovering secretly that B loves a rival, A-3, refuses to hold B to a promise 

of marriage made by F-B 209 

B's father, F-B. seeks to discover by secret enterprise whether A or A-3 is the 

more worthy of B 77 

Marriage 

A and A-3, rivals for the love of B, are put to a secret, gruelling test of worthiness 
by F-B, father of B 350 

Married Life 

(1) B's father, F-B, insists that B, already united to A by a secret marriage, shall 
marry A's rival in love, A-3 573a 

A, B, A-2 and CH 

Married Life 

A and B, man and wife, are to inherit money from a rich relative, A-2, when a 

child, CH, shall bless their union 490b 

A-2 writes A and B that he is coming to see their child, CH; and A and B find 

it necessary to resort to further simulation 490b 
(4) A and B, childless, write a rich relative, A-2, that a son, CH, has been born to 

them 490b 
(12) A discovers that his wife, B, is the mother of A-2's son, CH 551 

A, B, A-2, A-3 and AX 

Married Life 

(3-9) B, wife of A, is eloping with A-3 when they meet a stranger, A-2; and A-2 in 
the presence of both B and A-3, tells about a man, AX, who broke up a home by 
eloping with a friend's wife and then abandoning her. A-2 has recognized A-3 
and, in order to save B, tells this story about him, hiding A-3's identity under a 
fictitious name. But it is enough. A-3 sneaks away and B nevers sees him again 
536 

A, B, A-2 and A-3 

Love's Misadventures 

(1) A, unmarried, elopes with B, the wife of his best friend, A-2; then B leaves A to 
elope with A-3 150 



297 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbol* 



A, B, A-2 and A-3 

Married Life 



(3) A-2, a friend of A's, sends A-3, B's undivorced first husband, to A, B's second 
husband, and exposure of deceitful B follows 435a 

(9) B, wife of A, eloping with A-3, meets A-2, A's friend, and is rescued by A-2 from 
an act of folly 507a 

A, B, CH and A-3 

Married Life 

(4) B loves A-3, and elopes with him, leaving her child, CH, with her husband, A 
466a 

A, B, A-3 and B-3 

Married Life 

(1-10) B, deserting her husband. A, for A-3, discovers that A-3 is in love with another 

married woman 400 
(1-5) B informs her husband. A, that she married him from pique, and because A-3, 

the man she loves, married, B-3 406 

A, B, B-3 and CH 

Married Life 

A, thinking his first wife is dead, marries again and has children by his second 

wife 389 

A learns that his first wife was living at the time of his second marriage, but 

that she has died since his second marriage 389 
(1) A's second marriage unwittingly invalidated 389 
(1) A seeks to make a new will and go through a second marriage ceremony with his 

wife, but is killed in an accident on the way to his lawyer's 389 
(1) A's children by his second marriage are illegitimate, and A's property descends 

to the relatives of his deceased first wife 389 

A, B, F-B, M-B and A-2 

Marriage 

(4) A is supposed by B's parents, F-B and M-B, to be A-2, to whom B is betrothed 

353 
(9) A elopes with B and marries her; A then returns B to F-B and M-B, tells them 

that A-2, to whom B was betrothed, is dead, and asks and receives the parental 

blessing 353 

A, B, F-B, M-B and A-3 

Love's Rejection 

(4) B, in love with A, is compelled by her parents, F-B and M-B, to marry A-3 284 
(4) B, supposing A, the man she loves, to be dead, yields to the wishes of her parents, 
F-B and M-B, and consents to a marriage with A-3 339 

A, B, F-B and M-B 

Love's Misadventures 

A and B are in love, but B's parents, F-B and M-B, do not favor A; and A and B 
plan to elope, marry, and then seek forgiveness of B's people 73 



298 

Classification by P LOTTO Character Symbols 

A, B, F'B and M^B 

Love's Rejection 

B is ordered by her parents to have nothing to do with A 286 

B's parents, F-B and M-B, disapprove of A, B's lover, because of his lack of 

enterprise 311 

B's love for A encounters obstacles through her parents, F-B and M-B 312 
(1) B allows herself to be governed by filial duty when her parents, F-B and M-B, 

order her to have nothing to do with A, the man she loves 286 
(1) A, in love with B, was divorced from his first wife. B's parents, F-B and M-B, 

have religious scruples against B's marrying a divorced man 334b 

(9) A, an aviator, in love with B and in disfavor with B's parents, F-B and M-B, 
induces B to take a ride in his airplane; and then A elopes with B along the sky 
lanes 234b 

A, B, F^A and M~A 

Love's Rejection 

(10) A falls in love with B and intends to marry her. A's parents, F-A and M-A, do 
not approve of B, and A is shipped off to South Africa to get him out of danger 
and give him a chance to do some serious thinking 321b 

A,BandAU'B 

Love's Beginnings 

(1) A's love affair with B is not prospering. A secures a love philtre and mixes it 
secretly in a cup of tea; but B's maiden aunt, AU-B, drinks the tea 8b 

Love's Rejection 

(1) B sends a gift to A, the man she loves. Unknown to B, AU-B, an aunt of B's 
who does not approve of A, secretly alters or marks the gift in such a way as to 
make it offensive to A, or exchanges the gift for some other object which will 
offend A 308c 

A, B, A-3 and X 

Love's Rejection 

A's rival in love, A-3, finds a certain object B has lost, an object, X, that proves 
B's love for A. A-3 appropriates X and says nothing about it 301b 

(3) A induces his rival in love. A-3, to send B a certain gift, X; then, after X is sent, 
A proves that it was stolen by A-3 236 

A, B, F^A and F-B 

Love's Beginnings 

(4) A and B have never seen each other; but, through their fathers, F-A and F-B 
who are old friends, it is arranged that A and B shall meet and marry 26a 

Love's Misadventures 

(1) A, to protect a parent. F-A, is compelled to take measures against F-B, father 
of B, the girl he loves 123 

Love's Rejection 

(1) A and B fall in love; but their fathers, F-A and F-B, are bitter political enemies 
276 

(5) B loves A, but rejects his love because of petty differences, and because her fathe-. 
F-B. is an enemy of A's father, F-A 283 



299 

Classification by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

A, B, A-4 and BR-B 

Love's Rejection 

(1) A, secretly discovering his sweetheart, B, in the arms of A-4, leaves in anger, 
unaware that A-4 is B's brother, just returned after a long, mysterious absence 
222b 

A, B, AX and BX 

Love's Misadventures 

(2) A, married to BX, a woman he does not know, and B, married to AX, a man she 
does not know, meet, fall in love, and A presently discovers that BX is B, while 
B discovers that AX is A 167a 

A, B, GF'A and F-B 

Love's Misadventures 

A will be disinherited by his wealthy grandfather, GF-A, if he does not perform 
an act which will prove a grievous injury to F-B, father of B, the woman A loves 
118 

A, B, A~5 and X 

Craftiness 

, in the possessi 
tries to sell it tc 

A, B-.4 and CH 

Personal Limitations 

(1) A volunteers to care f9r an infant, CH, for a woman stranger, B-4, but A finds 
himself with CH on his hands when B-4 fails to return 1057a 

(4) A, young and unmarried, assumes temporary charge of an infant, CH, for a woman 
stranger, B-4 1057a 

A, F'A and BX 

Love's Misadventures 

A, a wanderer, is left a fortune by F-A, his father, in case he can be found and 
will marry BX, a woman he has never seen 117 

A, BX and A-8 

Marriage 

(1) A is married to an unknown woman, BX, by an insane clergyman, A-8, at the 
point of a gun 365c 

B, A-5 and A-6 

Deliverance 

(3-12) A-6 proves that B's enemy, A-5, is a crook, and has him sent to prison 870b 



300 

Classificalion by PLOTTO Character Symbols 

B, A'4 and A-6 

Misfortune 

(1) B innocently befriends a stranger, A-4; and it later develops that A-4 is a poli- 
tical offender whom government officials, headed by A-6, are straining every nerve 
to capture 644 

(5) If A-6 knew that B had befriended A-4, B would be considered a confederate of 
A-4's and suffer accordingly 644 

B, A-2 and B^2 

Married Life 

B uses her weird powers of mental telepathy in reshaping the destiny of an un- 
happily married couple, A-2 and B-2 594g 
(1-5) B, having succeeded in reconciling A-2 and B-2, married and estranged from 
each other, discovers herself to be in love with A-2 594g 

B, A-9 and X 

Mystery 

(13) B wonders why the pawnbroker, A-9, tries to buy back from her an unredeemed 
pledge, X, which she bought in his pawnshop 1384 

B, M-B and F-B 

Idealism 

B's parents, M-B and F-B. are "just poor white trash," but lowly B struggles 
for an education that will lift her out of her squalid environment 948 

B, F-B and A-3 

Love's Rejection 

(2) B's father, F-B, bankrupt, refuses to give B in marriage to wealthy A-3, a man 
she does not love, in discharge of his debts 269 



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